Starts murder investigation in Arendal. A pharmacy employee can be an accidental victim.

Starts murder investigation in Arendal. A pharmacy employee can be an accidental victim.
Starts murder investigation in Arendal. A pharmacy employee can be an accidental victim.
--

No one has yet been arrested, and the perpetrator is unknown. Agder police district raises the alert.

Agder police district has started a murder investigation after a woman died at a pharmacy in central Arendal on Tuesday morning. The deceased was employed at the pharmacy. Photo: Grosvold, Elisabeth / NTB

Published: 04/03/2024 14:21 | Updated: 04/03/2024 15:08

Agder police district has started a murder investigation after a woman died at a pharmacy in central Arendal on Tuesday morning. This is stated by the police in a press release.

– The police investigation and the preliminary autopsy report indicate that the woman has been killed, writes police attorney Vanja Bruvoll in the Agder police district in the report.

At 09.27 on Tuesday morning, the police received a report from AMK about an injured person at a pharmacy in Arendal.

According to the police, large police teams were dispatched to the incident.

“The case has since been investigated with all available resources to clarify whether we are facing an accident or a criminal offence, and to secure any traces and evidence related to the incident.”

Killed outside the pharmacy

The police’s investigations show that the incident happened outside Boots’ pharmacy in the center of Arendal at 09:00 on Tuesday morning.

Life-saving first aid was attempted inside the pharmacy, but unfortunately life could not be saved.

– No people are currently suspected or charged in the case. The perpetrator is still unknown to the police. Based on preliminary information, it cannot be ruled out that the deceased is an accidental victim. The police are working with full force to clarify this, says Bruvoll.

The murdered woman was employed at the Boots pharmacy in the center of Arendal. The next of kin have been notified.

– Several witness interviews have been carried out, and the police have obtained video material which is now being reviewed, at the same time the police are going through the technical investigations that were carried out at the scene, says Bruvoll further in the press release.

Raises preparedness

Chief of staff Vidar Arnesen in the Agder police district says that the police district has now raised the alert.

– At the present time, we do not know who the perpetrator is or what motives the perpetrator had. Therefore, we also have limited grounds for assessing the danger to the public. Agder police district has chosen to raise the level of preparedness to ensure a faster response capability in Agder police district. This means that the police are present with more civilian and uniformed personnel in Agder and Arendal, says Arnesen in the press release.

The police will announce more information at a press conference at 4 p.m.

– We ask the population to follow along and have a low threshold for contacting the police. We fully understand that this is a demanding situation. The case naturally has the highest priority for the police and is being investigated with all available resources, concludes Arnesen.

The article is in Norwegian

Norway

Tags: Starts murder investigation Arendal pharmacy employee accidental victim

-

PREV Car traffic is increasing in Norway – people in central areas drive the most
NEXT Islam in Norway: Right to time off from work to celebrate Eid
-

-