A semi-naked knifeman has stabbed multiple people in the streets of Oslo before being shot dead by police – a year after he committed the same crime and was sectioned.
Police said only that there was ‘more than one’ victim and gave no information about their condition. A news conference was called for late morning.
A patrol car in the Bislett neighborhood of northern Oslo drove into a building to halt the attacker’s progress.
He then attacked the vehicle and managed to open the car door, police spokesman Torgeir Brenden said.
‘Several shots’ were fired at the man but did not specify whether it was the police officers in the car who opened fire. Brenden said the perpetrator was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died.
The knifeman was convicted in December 2020 for another semi-naked knife attack in Grunerlokka, Oslo, and was sectioned.
Norwegian media today published footage of the alleged attacker, naked from the waist up and wielding a knife.
The attacker was convicted over a similar semi-naked June 4, 2019 rampage where they stabbed a passer-by several times in the upper body.
The victim reportedly resisted and was aided by passersby who distracted the knifeman and survived the brutal attack.
The attacker, who reportedly shouted ‘allahu akbar’ during the 2019 assault, was shot by police with a stun gun as he was arrested. (DailyMail)