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Emergency personnel surround a helicopter near the site of a bus hijacking in Aardal, western Norway, on Monday. A knife-wielding man on Monday hijacked a bus and killed three people on board, including the bus driver, police said. The suspect, described as a man in his 50s, was arrested after the attack in Sogn and Fjordane county, local police said.
Two men and a young woman were stabbed to death in Norway when a knife-wielding man attacked the passengers and driver of a bus north of Oslo, on Monday night, police said.
The victims were a 19-year-old female passenger, a male passenger in his 50s and the bus driver. The three victims were the only other people on the bus at the time, police said.
Firefighters, the first responders to arrive on the scene in Sogn, detained the man — described to be in his 30s, from South Sudan — until police arrived.
The bus was en route between Årdal and Tyin.
Police said the local municipality established a crisis team and is working with police at a temporary emergency post at a community center in Årdalstangen.
The motives of the man were not immediately clear, police said.
The attacker was hospitalized with multiple cuts.
Reuters contributed to this report.
First published November 4 2013, 4:11 PM