NORWAY -- A woman and a boy are confirmed dead after being stabbed at a school in Kristiansand - Armed police now hunt for one or more perpetrators who are on the loose, while they ask residents in the area to be cautious.
Monday afternoon at 16.10 police were called after a stabbing at the Wilds Minne primary school in Kristiansand.
- We responded with all available crew and found two people seriously injured outside the school building, says commanding police officer on site, Kjell Iveland to TV2.
At 18.30 police confirmed that the woman and the young boy had been killed.
The identity of the two is not yet known, and police do not know yet whether there is a relation between the woman and the young boy.
TV 2 is informed that the woman is a nursery employee in her 40s with Norwegian ethnicity.
- We are working to identify the victims and then contact the next of kin. At the same time a major police manhunt is ongoing, where we are looking for one or more perpetrators. We ask the public to report to us if they have tips in the case, says operations manager of Agder Police, Per Kristian Klausen.
According to TV2, the boy is a teenager. A crisis team is assisting the school and the kindergarten where the woman worked.
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