'Three killed' in Norway bus hijack
[BBC.CO.UK] A man wielding a knife has hijacked a bus in western Norway and killed three passengers, media reports say.
Norway has a west? I thought it was so narrow it only had a middle.
The suspect, said to be in his 50s and of foreign origin, has been jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
, police told Norway's TV2 news channel.

The victims included the driver of the bus. There were no immediate details of the number of injured.

The man was overpowered by firefighters who rushed to the scene of what was initially reported as a traffic accident, police said.

The attack took place around 17:30 local time (16:30 GMT) on a remote mountain road near Ardal, about 220km (136 miles) north-west of Oslo.

"For now, I have no information to indicate there was anyone else than the three victims" on the bus, police officer Joern Lasse Foerde Refsnes told TV2.

The motive for the attack was not immediately clear.

The suspect is being treated in hospital for knife wounds, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation said.

Police in Oslo were preparing to send an anti-terror unit to the scene aboard army helicopters but called off the deployment after the suspect was arrested, the news channel said.
Posted by: Fred 2013-11-05