Monday 22 January 2018

Bus hijacker due to be deported

Emergency personnel surround a helicopter near the site of a bus hijacking in Aardal, western Norway, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. A knife-wielding man on Monday hijacked a bus and killed three people on board, including the bus driver, police said. The suspect, described as a man in his 50s, was arrested after the attack in Sogn and Fjordane county, local police said. (AP Photo/NTB Scanpix, Egil Jorgen Lund) NORWAY OUT
Emergency personnel surround a helicopter near the site of a bus hijacking in Aardal, western Norway, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. A knife-wielding man on Monday hijacked a bus and killed three people on board, including the bus driver, police said. The suspect, described as a man in his 50s, was arrested after the attack in Sogn and Fjordane county, local police said. (AP Photo/NTB Scanpix, Egil Jorgen Lund) NORWAY OUT

A knife-wielding man who allegedly stabbed three people to death during a bus hijacking in rural Norway had been due to be deported.

Police said the 31-year-old suspect from South Sudan had been living at a reception centre for asylum seekers in the small town of Aardal and was due to be arrested and sent to Spain where he would have his application for asylum reviewed.

The man allegedly hijacked the bus on Monday, killing the other occupants, two men in their 50s - the Norwegian bus driver and a Swedish male passenger - and a 19-year-old Norwegian woman. The man was arrested.

Police said the motive for the attacks is still unclear.

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