This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Norway: Locals react to hijacked ambulance ramming attack in Oslo02:44

Norway: Locals react to hijacked ambulance ramming attack in Oslo

Norway, Oslo
October 23, 2019 at 10:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Residents of Oslo reacted on Wednesday to the hijacked ambulance ramming attack that took place in the Norwegian capital the previous day.

One of the locals, Emin, said "actually I haven't read that much about it, but I'm pretty confident that the police are taking care of it, you know. I heard that it wasn't terrorists, which wasn't my first thought."

Bealta, another resident, shared that "the latest news is that it's someone with quite a lengthy criminal record, enrolled in drugs and violence. So it sounds just like a bad egg, it doesn't sound like it's big right-wing conspiracy terrorist kind of thing."

Footage shows the scene of the attack, and various kiosk newspaper covers.

On Tuesday, an armed man reportedly hijacked an ambulance and rammed in into pedestrians.

Several people, including two infants, were injured after the hijacked vehicle hit an elderly couple and a mother with twins in a stroller. The children were taken to hospital where they are receiving medical treatment, media reports say.

The police arrested the assailant after firing shots and wounding him. According to the police, the attacker was not critically injured.

Potential links with far-right extremists are reportedly being investigated.

Norway: Locals react to hijacked ambulance ramming attack in Oslo02:44
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Residents of Oslo reacted on Wednesday to the hijacked ambulance ramming attack that took place in the Norwegian capital the previous day.

One of the locals, Emin, said "actually I haven't read that much about it, but I'm pretty confident that the police are taking care of it, you know. I heard that it wasn't terrorists, which wasn't my first thought."

Bealta, another resident, shared that "the latest news is that it's someone with quite a lengthy criminal record, enrolled in drugs and violence. So it sounds just like a bad egg, it doesn't sound like it's big right-wing conspiracy terrorist kind of thing."

Footage shows the scene of the attack, and various kiosk newspaper covers.

On Tuesday, an armed man reportedly hijacked an ambulance and rammed in into pedestrians.

Several people, including two infants, were injured after the hijacked vehicle hit an elderly couple and a mother with twins in a stroller. The children were taken to hospital where they are receiving medical treatment, media reports say.

The police arrested the assailant after firing shots and wounding him. According to the police, the attacker was not critically injured.

Potential links with far-right extremists are reportedly being investigated.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
Pool for subscribers only
02:15
March of the Penguins! King penguins from Cincinnati Zoo enjoy ice day outMarch of the Penguins! King penguins from Cincinnati Zoo enjoy ice day out
January 19, 2021 at 04:26 GMT +00:00
04:44
Not child's play! Ten-year-old Iranian female weightlifter becomes local starNot child's play! Ten-year-old Iranian female weightlifter becomes local star
January 19, 2021 at 06:13 GMT +00:00
04:40
On top of the world! See visitors enjoy ride in world's tallest outdoor lift in ChinaOn top of the world! See visitors enjoy ride in world's tallest outdoor lift in China
January 19, 2021 at 10:29 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:55
USA: NYPD reinforcements arrive in DC ahead of Biden's inaugurationUSA: NYPD reinforcements arrive in DC ahead of Biden's inauguration
January 19, 2021 at 17:14 GMT +00:00
03:31
USA: Armed demonstrators gather at Ohio Statehouse ahead of Biden's inaugurationUSA: Armed demonstrators gather at Ohio Statehouse ahead of Biden's inauguration
January 18, 2021 at 05:18 GMT +00:00
01:26
Italy: Fire and thunder bring Sicily's sky to life after latest Etna eruptionItaly: Fire and thunder bring Sicily's sky to life after latest Etna eruption
January 19, 2021 at 00:22 GMT +00:00
01:35
Tunisia: Tear gas and water cannon used on fourth consecutive night of protestsTunisia: Tear gas and water cannon used on fourth consecutive night of protests
January 19, 2021 at 03:34 GMT +00:00
03:46
Iraq: Rubble and damaged buildings still seen in Ramadi 5 years after liberation from ISIraq: Rubble and damaged buildings still seen in Ramadi 5 years after liberation from IS
January 19, 2021 at 02:45 GMT +00:00
01:51
Indonesia: 20,000 evacuated in aftermath of 'worst' South Kalimantan floodsIndonesia: 20,000 evacuated in aftermath of 'worst' South Kalimantan floods
January 18, 2021 at 20:29 GMT +00:00
01:03
Russia: Police detains Navalny’s supporters during unauthorised rally in St. PetersburgRussia: Police detains Navalny’s supporters during unauthorised rally in St. Petersburg
January 18, 2021 at 23:11 GMT +00:00
02:30
Yemen: Protesters march to Sanaa US embassy before Houthis added to 'terrorist' list​Yemen: Protesters march to Sanaa US embassy before Houthis added to 'terrorist' list​
January 18, 2021 at 19:00 GMT +00:00
03:18
Guatemala: Thousands of migrants stranded as troops start clearing US-bound caravanGuatemala: Thousands of migrants stranded as troops start clearing US-bound caravan
January 19, 2021 at 04:51 GMT +00:00
01:08
USA: Biden inauguration rehearsal interrupted by Washington DC 'security alert'USA: Biden inauguration rehearsal interrupted by Washington DC 'security alert'
January 18, 2021 at 16:27 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:27
USA: 'It has been the greatest honour of my life' - Melania Trump posts farewell message ahead of White House departureUSA: 'It has been the greatest honour of my life' - Melania Trump posts farewell message ahead of White House departure
January 19, 2021 at 00:13 GMT +00:00
02:57
USA: Armed demonstrators hold gun rights rally outside Virginia State Capitol buildingUSA: Armed demonstrators hold gun rights rally outside Virginia State Capitol building
January 19, 2021 at 05:22 GMT +00:00
02:38
Russia: Orthodox Christians take dip in freezing water to mark Epiphany Russia: Orthodox Christians take dip in freezing water to mark Epiphany
January 19, 2021 at 09:03 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:14
Russia: Putin takes plunge in icy waters to mark Orthodox EpiphanyRussia: Putin takes plunge in icy waters to mark Orthodox Epiphany
January 19, 2021 at 12:31 GMT +00:00
02:30
USA: 'It's so strange' - DC locals discuss heightened security in preparation of Biden's inaugurationUSA: 'It's so strange' - DC locals discuss heightened security in preparation of Biden's inauguration
January 18, 2021 at 23:02 GMT +00:00
01:54
Brazil: Rio locals get first COVID jabs at Christ the RedeemerBrazil: Rio locals get first COVID jabs at Christ the Redeemer
January 19, 2021 at 05:54 GMT +00:00
00:49
Russia: Navalny moved from Khimki police station after being sentenced Russia: Navalny moved from Khimki police station after being sentenced
January 18, 2021 at 17:40 GMT +00:00
02:30
Germany: FFP2 masks become mandatory in Bavaria shops, on public transportGermany: FFP2 masks become mandatory in Bavaria shops, on public transport
January 18, 2021 at 17:23 GMT +00:00
View all videos