Norway: Two Babies Hurt after Man Runs Down Several People in Stolen Ambulance
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An armed man was arrested after he stole an ambulance and drove into a family in Oslo, Norway, injuring two babies.
Three people were hurt, including twin babies in a pram, when the man drove off and struck a family, Norweigan police and hospital officials told Reuters.
The infants were taken to hospital where they are receiving treatment.
Police said they shot and wounded the man before arresting him at the scene, adding he was not critically injured.
"Two babies were injured after the hijacked ambulance hit a family. They are twins, seven months old, they are being Treated," an Oslo University hospital spokesman said.
The hospital spokesman added that two of the hospital's ambulances were involved.
He said: "One was hijacked by an armed person with a shotgun. Some minutes later one of our other ambulances managed to stop the hijacked vehicle by crashing into it, Sky News reported.
"Then the police came after the crash and got him."
Broadcaster NRK earlier reported that a baby in a pram was among the injured and was taken to hospital.
It also showed images of an ambulance driving in the Torshov neighborhood of Oslo as several gunshots were fired.
Police also said they were looking for a woman who may have been involved in the incident.
More pictures from the scene show police cars surrounding the stolen ambulance after it appeared to have crashed into a house.
The Aftenposten newspaper also published a photo of a man wearing green trousers lying next to a vehicle surrounded by police officers.
Another photo showed a handcuffed man, flanked by police, walking towards an ambulance stretcher.
One witness, Omar Khatujev, told the newspaper that he saw "the ambulance driving at high speed toward me... and right behind a police car. I heard several shots."
Police did not state whether the incident was being treated as a deliberate attack, and did not say if anyone had died.
"An armed man stole an ambulance, drove away and hit some people. We got him now," the police spokesman said.
Oslo police also tweeted: "We are in control of the ambulance that was stolen. Shots were fired to stop him. He is not in critical condition."
The incident took place in the northern part of Oslo, the Norwegian capital.