Man arrested after shooting near a day care center

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Heavily armed police arrested a man in Larvik, southwest of Oslo, on Tuesday after he fired shots near a day care center and then disappeared into a nearby forest.

Petter Aronsen of the Vestfold Police District told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that the man was arrested just before 2pm and was carrying a weapon described as gas-powered air gun.

He was said to be between 20 and 30 years old and had pulled out what employees at Røbøl Barnehagen thought was a pistol, which he shot into the air.

Children at the day care center were taken inside and there were no injuries.

Police cordoned off a large area around the day care center as they searched for the man.

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