Armed police were able to fire back in Roa

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Police in the small town of Roa, Oppland County, were able to return fire when two men suspected of driving a stolen car suddenly shot at them. Until recently, the police wouldn’t have been allowed to be carrying weapons.

“Since they were armed, they were immediately able to respond,” Johan Martin Welhaven, police chief for the Vestoppland Police District, told news bureau NTB.

The exchange of fire, which took place at a gasoline station in Roa, occurred after the two suspects had been trailed from Hønefoss for driving a car with false license plates. The shooting occurred around 2am after they’d been stopped at the Shell station in Roa. One of the suspects was wounded and both men were arrested.

The injured man, in his 30s, was taken to Ullevål University Hospital in Oslo where his wounds were described as minor. Both were to be held in custody as an investigation proceeded.

newsinenglish.no staff