Norway police shoot man who drove stolen ambulance into people

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The ambulance was stolen from the Oslo neighborhood of Rosenhoff just after 12:30 p.m. local time, police said.

Police in Oslo are on the hunt for the second of two suspects who hijacked an ambulance in Oslo and used it to run over several people, including a pair of baby twins in a pushchair.

The armed suspect was apprehended however not critically injured, even if police reportedly opened fireplace on the ambulance throughout their pursuit.

NRK said police were looking for a woman who may have been involved, but authorities would not confirm the report.

"Some minutes later one of our other ambulances managed to stop the hijacked vehicle by crashing into it. He is not in critical condition".

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The Aftenposten newspaper also published a photo of a man wearing green pants lying next to a vehicle surrounded by police officers.

Police say a man stole the ambulance on Tuesday afternoon and drove it at pedestrians in the capital.

A witness told the newspaper - one of Norway's largest - that he saw "the ambulance driving at high speed toward me. and right behind a police auto". Another photo in the daily showed a handcuffed man, flanked by police, walking toward an ambulance stretcher. "I heard several shots".

A witness told the newspaper - one of Norway's largest - that he saw "the ambulance driving at high speed toward me ... and right behind a police auto".

Police declined to comment on whether the incident was being treated as a deliberate attack. "We are conducting a broad, intensive investigation", the police added in a statement.

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