A wacko went on a rampage in Norway. He was armed with a bow and arrow. Police arrived and hunkered down. A half hour later the police intervened. Norwegian police are unarmed. But, according to experts, they can rapidly obtain firearms should the need arise. Measured against a century, I guess a half hour is rapid. The five dead might argue otherwise.
Did I mention that the police had this guy on their radar as a potential threat. Seems like this should have been a text book case for intervention and de-escalation. A social worker or psychologist would have come in handy….
HELLO? Anybody there?