Squid Game fan thought sounds of Norway rampage killings were from Netflix show

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A witness to the bow and arrow rampage in Norway thought the sounds of people being killed were coming from her TV as she watched Squid Game.

Police in the town of Kongsberg confirmed that a male suspect was arrested after yesterday's attack which left five dead and several more injured.

Police Chief Oeyvind Aas also said: "From the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone."

It has since been confirmed by police that he is a 37-year-old Danish citizen living in Kongsberg.

According to witnesses, he started firing arrows at around 6.13pm inside a Coop Extra. Next door to the shop, Sarkis Younan was sat watching Netflix's new hit show Squid Game, reports the Mirror.

She told local media: "I was sitting and watching Squid Game when I suddenly saw and heard sirens.

"I thought it was in the TV series. Suddenly I heard the police screaming like hell: 'Put down your weapon!'"

Squid Game is a South Korean series that has soared to number one on Netflix in recent weeks. It centres around characters fighting to the death to win a massive cash prize.

The 24-year-old student said police entered the shop while other armed officers warned residents to remain indoors.

A terror probe has been launched following the man's arrest.

He is said to have been involved in a confrontation with police at the scene and attempted to run away before being apprehended just over 30 minutes after officers were first alerted to the incident.

Local reports claim a responding officer was shot in the back with an arrow.

At least eight ambulances and three air ambulances were at the scene.

Oslo University Hospital was put on standby to receive victims.

Police have also said that they are now investigating the possibility that he also used other weapons during the rampage.

Town mayor Kari Anne Sand called the incident "gruesome".

She revealed that the attack occurred in the area of Vestiden, which has housing, shops and a university campus.

In an interview with VG newspaper she said: "It is a tragedy for all those affected. I have no words.

"This is a shocking event that we did not think could happen in Norway."

It comes just over a decade since far-right terrorist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people in Norway's capital Oslo and the island of Utøya, many of them children.

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