Police in Bergen launched a major manhunt during the night after three persons were stabbed outside a downtown bar in the early morning hours. Two of the stabbing victims were in critical condition.
Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that they were rushed to nearby Haukeland Hospital. The third victim, a doorman at the bar called Finnegans in Bergen’s city centre, escaped serious injury because of the protective gear he was wearing when the stabbings occurred shortly after 3am.
The assailant fled the scene in a car and police said they had several leads, while all available patrols were assigned to search for the man who was said to have “North African features.” The motive for the stabbings was unclear.
Police were questioning witnesses and examining pictures from surveillance cameras at the scene. Hospital officials said the two victims were critically injured but their wounds were no longer life-threatening.