Emergency service personnel stand next to an ambulance near
the scene of the bus hijacking. REUTERS/Egil Jorgen Lund
Three people have been stabbed to death by a man who
hijacked a long-distance bus on a remote mountain road in
central Norway, police said in a statement.
Emergency services were called to what they thought was a
traffic incident between Aardal and Tyin, about 220
kilometres northwest of Oslo.
Firefighters, the first to arrive on the scene, detained the
man, described to be of foreign origin, until police arrived.
The motives of the hijacker, in his 50s, were not immediately
clear, police said.