Norwegian police shoot woman about to stab child

Authorities arrived on the scene after being informed that "a person with a knife wanted to kill someone".
Authorities arrived on the scene after being informed that "a person with a knife wanted to kill someone".PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

OSLO (AFP) - Norwegian police said officers shot and injured a woman on Friday who was about to stab a child in Oslo.

Authorities arrived on the scene after being informed that "a person with a knife wanted to kill someone," Oslo police said on Twitter.

"When they arrived, they saw a person was preparing to stab a child with a knife. Police shot her" said another Tweet, without specifying the relationship between the woman and child.

The woman was hospitalised, and her and the child's condition were not immediately known.

Norwegian police, who are not usually armed, have been temporarily carrying more firearms due to increased militant threats against authorities.