A man has been arrested in Norway on Saturday after opening fire inside a mosque left a 75-year-old member of the congregation injured on Saturday, reports NBC News.
The suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the country’s capital was described as “a young, white man” who appeared to have acted alone, the police said.
“He is around 20 years old, a Norwegian citizen from the area,” assistant chief of police Rune Skjold.
“The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots,” said mosque director Irfan Mushtaq.
The shooter, who wore body armor and a helmet, was overpowered by members of the mosque before police arrived, Mushtaq added.
“There has been a shooting episode inside the mosque,” the Oslo operations centre announced in a tweet on Saturday afternoon.
”A perpetrator has been arrested. The police are at the scene. Nothing indicates that there have been more people involved.”
The Independent reports that a woman – believed to be a relative of the suspect – had been found dead at a home in Oslo.
The attack comes a day before the celebration of the holiest Islamic holiday, Eid-al-Adha or “Feast of the Sacrifice”.
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