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Norway attack: At least 3 people injured after Syrian man stabbed his wife and another man

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Norway attack: At least 3 people injured after Syrian man stabbed his wife and another man

At least three people were injured, including one critically, in a stabbing attack in southeastern Norway on Friday, May 20.


The attack occurred in a valley called Numedal just north of Kongsberg, where a man killed five people using knives and a bow and arrow last October.

The Syrian man stabbed and wounded his wife and another man with police calling the attack a domestic dispute with no danger to others.


The two victims and the attacker were all wounded in the attack, which had triggered a major response by emergency services fearing a larger incident, and one of the victims was in a critical condition, police said.


“The initial victim was a woman married to the attacker,” a police spokesperson told reporters. “There is no longer danger to other people.”


Officials initially said at least four people were injured in what had first appeared to be a random, ongoing attack.


“This is a family from Syria where the perpetrator is married to one of the victims,” police said in a separate statement.


The suspect was first apprehended by civilians witnessing the attack, including students from a nearby high school, officials said.


The attack took place in the rural, mountainous Nore and Uvdal municipality in Norway’s Numedal region.

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