Syrian man stabs wife and a man in Norway domestic dispute - police


A police vehicle is parked behind a barrier tape on the side of the road, following attacks, in Nore, Numedal region, Norway May 20, 2022. Lise Aserud/NTB/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NORWAY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN NORWAY.

OSLO (Reuters) -A Syrian man stabbed and wounded his wife and another man in a small village in southeast Norway on Friday, police said, adding that the attack was a domestic dispute and there was no danger to others.

The two victims and the attacker were all wounded in the attack, which had triggered a major response by emergency services fearing a larger incident, and one of the victims was in a critical condition, police said.

"The initial victim was a woman married to the attacker," a police spokesperson told reporters. "There is no longer danger to other people."

Officials initially said at least four people were injured in what had first appeared to be a random, ongoing attack.

"This is a family from Syria where the perpetrator is married to one of the victims," police said in a separate statement.

The suspect was first apprehended by civilians witnessing the attack, including students from a nearby high school, officials said.

The attack took place in the rural, mountainous Nore and Uvdal municipality in Norway's Numedal region.

(Reporting by Victoria Klesty, writing by Terje Solsvik, editing by Gwladys Fouche, William Maclean and Nick Macfie)

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