A Syrian man stabbed his wife and another man during an incident in Norway on Friday. The attacker was apprehended by witnesses, including students from a nearby high school.
On Friday a Syrian man stabbed his wife and another man in a small village in southeast Norway. Police said that the attack was a domestic incident and there was no threat to the wider public.
Two victims as well as the knifeman were all injured in the attack.
The incident triggered a major response by emergency services who initially believed the attack was part of a wider incident. Police said that one of the victims was seriously injured and in a critical condition.
A spokesperson for the police said: "The initial victim was a woman married to the attacker. There is no longer danger to other people."
Authorities initially said at least four people had been injured in what appeared to be an ongoing, random attack, causing mass hysteria in the small village.
In another statement given by police, they said: "This is a family from Syria where the perpetrator is married to one of the victims."
Officials confirmed that the attacker was apprehended by civilians who witnessed the attack, including students from a nearby high school.
The incident occurred in the rural, mountainous Nore and Uvdal municipality in Norway's Numedal region.