He calls himself a "messenger of God." Who is the perpetrator who killed 5 people with arrows in Norway
Espen Andersen Brathen is the perpetrator of the murder of 5 people in Kongsberg, Norway using a bow and arrow.
The victims include 4 women and a man, also during the attack many other people were injured.
He was arrested half an hour after the attack that shook the Norwegian city.
What do we know so far about the author?
Police say 37-year-old Brathen is a Danish national and has been questioned before after allegations that he was a "messenger of God". The 37-year-old was mentally ill, used drugs and was separated from his family, according to media reports.
In 2020 the "terrorist attacker" was questioned by police outside his home three years after he uploaded a warning video in which he called himself "God's messenger" and declared: ' Testify that I am a Muslim'.
The photo above, was taken in August 2020 by a nervous neighbor and shows Espen Andersen Brathen outside his home in Kongsberg with two officers.
The photo came out at the same time as an old video on YouTube, which Brathen uploaded to the site in 2017 and says: 'I am the messenger of God and I come with a warning'.
Brathen is now in custody after confessing to killing four women and a man, all between the ages of 50 and 70, and injuring three others during a half-hour attack in the town of Kongsberg.
Police say he is a converted Muslim and described the attack as 'a terrorist act'.
During the search of his house, weapons of various types were found.