Police have launched a massive manhunt after a gunman opened fire at a Norwegian train station.
A manhunt is underway for a gunman who opened fire on a train on Friday, killing four people and wounding several more, in the deadliest attack on a Norwegian railway since World War II.
The suspect, identified as a 31-year-old Norwegian, opened fire outside the central station of Uden, which sits about 120 kilometres (75 miles) west of Oslo, at about 1:15 a.m. local time (3:15 p.m., UTC) near the northern border with Finland, according to police.
He was armed with a gun and a knife, Norwegian news agency TT reported.
A police spokesman told Reuters news agency that the suspect was wearing a bulletproof vest, and police officers carried out a search for a man in a black BMW and a white Ford Taurus.
He has been identified as Anders Breivik, who went on a rampage on May 22, 2011, that left 77 people dead, mostly young people, in Oslo and other Norwegian cities, killing 77 people and injuring more than 1,000.
Breivik killed 77 people in a shooting rampage that shocked Norway’s neighbours and the world.
He also killed 77 students in the school massacre at the University of Oslo in 1996.
The attack on Friday was the worst to hit Norway in at least five years, with the country suffering more than $200 million in damage.
In a televised address Friday, Prime Minister Erna Solberg called the attack “an attack on all of us.”
“This attack will haunt us for years to come,” she said.
He added that she would meet with Breiviks family and friends in Oslo to talk about how to deal with the attack.
The gunman, who has been named as Breivig J. Breivich, told police that he was in the process of transferring passengers to another train, and he had been on a shooting spree that started at the central train station before heading north.
The attacks were a blow to the country’s image, with Norway ranked among the world’s safest.
The country has one of the highest murder rates in the world, with more than 800 murders in 2013, more than double the national average.