One Hurt In Norway Mosque Shooting, Suspect Arrested
A gunman armed with multiple weapons went on a shooting spree in a Mosque in a suburb of the Norwegian capital Oslo on Saturday, injuring one worshiper before being arrested, police and witnesses said
The head of the Mosque described the assailant as white and said he was wearing a helmet and a uniform.
The shooting occurred at the al-Noor Islamic centre in the town of Baerum, an Oslo suburb.
Police said there was no indication that more people were involved.
They said they had no information about the suspect, other than he was described as "white".
He later told broadcaster TV2 that the man had carried multiple weapons.
He started shooting around him," Mushtaq said.
- 'Suspect subdued' - Public broadcaster NRK reported that police had found multiple weapons inside the Mosque, and that someone in the building had managed to subdue the suspect before police arrived on the scene.
The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) said it was monitoring the situation.
"We're following the events and are continuingly evaluating. It's to early to draw any conclusions," Martin Bernsen, information director at PST, told NRK.
There has been recent spate of white nationalist attacks in the West, including in the United States and in New Zealand where 51 Muslim worshippers were killed in March in shootings at two Mosques in the city of Christchurch.
The suspect in the Christchurch killings wrote a hate-filled manifesto in which he said he was influenced by far-right ideologues including Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik.