Norway bow and arrow attack: suspect showed signs of radicalisation, say police

Danish man, who is in custody in connection with deaths of five people, is Muslim convert

A Danish man suspected of killing five people and injuring two more in a bow-and-arrow attack in Norway is a Muslim convert with previous criminal convictions who had been flagged as a possible Islamic extremist, police have said.

“We’re talking about a convert to Islam,” Norwegian police chief Ole Bredrup Sæverud said. There were “previously fears linked to his radicalisation” but establishing motive would be “complicated … and will take time”, he said.

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