Police shot suspected boat thief

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Police in Kristiansand shot a man in the leg on Wednesday morning in connection with an arrest that involved boat theft. As in any police shooting in Norway, internal affairs personnel were on their way to Kristiansand to investigate its circumstances.

Kirsten Lindeberg, police chief of the Agder district that serves Kristiansand, told state broadcaster NRK that the shooting occurred when police tried to arrest the suspect, said to be a man in his early 40s.

“It’s difficult to go into detail now, but in connection with the arrest of a person in the Kristiansand area, police fired a shot,” Lindeberg told NRK. “He was shot in the leg and was attended by health care personnel.” He was taken to the local Sørlandet Hospital in Kristiansand.

The incident took place at the Rona marina, just over the bridge west of the city. The area was cordoned off by police so that criminal technicians could examine it and boats including a police boat tied up at the marina.

newsinenglish.no staff