The alarm got here simply after 1 o’clock on Saturday evening.
– We obtained a number of calls that photographs had been fired at 01.14, says Tore Barstad on the Oslo Police at a press convention.
The man detained was arrested close to the crime scene. Tore Barstad doesn’t need to remark additional on the suspect.
The police at the moment consider that it’s a lone perpetrator, says Tore Barstad.
– There are many witness statements about what occurred, some contradictory, so now we have centered on investigating whether or not it’s a number of perpetrators. We are as assured as we will at current that it’s a perpetrator.
Two firearms have been seized.
Oslo University Hospital has gone into workers mode resulting from the incident. In complete, at the least 14 folks have been taken to hospital for emergency care.
The police have a significant effort in place in Oslo.
– We have strengthened the workers and brought under consideration additional incidents, says Tore Barstad.
In addition to this, technical investigations are carried out, witnesses are questioned and home searches are carried out at a number of addresses in Oslo. Materials from surveillance cameras are additionally being collected.
When requested if the police classify the act as a terrorist crime, Barstad solutions that they classify it as a so-called plivo occasion, which suggests ongoing deadly violence.
The journalist Olav Rønneberg, who works at NRK, witnessed the incident.
– I noticed a person who got here to the place with a bag, he picked up a weapon and commenced firing, he says.
Was on the bar
NRK has additionally spoken to a witness who was contained in the bar when the taking pictures came about.
– I used to be within the outer bar when it occurred. I simply seen that there have been photographs and I used to be hit by a bit of glass. There had been an increasing number of and extra photographs so I bumped into the interior bar and tried to get as many as potential with me, the witness says.
Another witness, who spoke to VG, describes the scenario as a warfare zone.
– I even have by no means skilled something like this. When I run in (within the bar) persons are mendacity on the flooring. There are injured, persons are hiding, persons are crying, persons are in shock, persons are screaming. It’s chaos, the witness says.
People who had been in the realm close by inform VG that folks ran from the place in panic.
Police have cordoned off a massive space and have requested eyewitnesses to go to a close-by resort.