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Author of archery attack in Norway entrusted to medical services

2021-10-15T07:51:54.244Z

The 37-year-old man who confessed to being the author of a deadly archery attack in Norway was handed over to health services "after a ...



The 37-year-old man who confessed to being the author of a deadly archery attack in Norway was handed over to health services "

after an assessment of his condition,

" the prosecutor in charge of the case said on Friday. fueling questions about his mental health.

"

He was taken care of by the health services Thursday evening following an assessment of his state of health,

" prosecutor Ann Iren Svane Mathiassen told AFP.

Doubts hang over the mental health, and therefore the criminal responsibility, of Espen Andersen Bråthen, a Dane who admitted to having killed five people and having injured three others on Wednesday in Kongsberg (south-east) where he resides.

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Bråthen had started undergoing a psychiatric evaluation on Thursday, the conclusions of which are expected to take several months.

A judge is due to rule this Friday on his pre-trial detention of Bråthen, without the suspect's physical presence.

Authorities have requested four weeks' detention, the first two of which are in solitary confinement.

In the event of a positive decision, he would not be imprisoned but left under the responsibility of doctors, said the prosecutor.

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While the attacks bear the mark of a "

terrorist act

", they claim, the Norwegian authorities do not rule out the possibility of mental disorder either.

"

There is no doubt that the act itself has appearances which suggest that it may be a terrorist act, but it is now important that the investigation progress and that we clarify the motives of the suspect

", a PST security chief Hans Sverre Sjøvold said on Thursday.

"

He is a person who has been going back and forth in the health system for a while,

" he stressed, however.

Source: lefigaro

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