Armed man steals ambulance and knocks several people down in Oslo

An armed man has been arrested after he ran down people in a stolen ambulance in Oslo, Norway.

Norwegian police said they shot and wounded the man after he hit several pedestrians.

The man reportedly stole the ambulance and drove into people as he drove away.

A woman pushing twin babies in a pram were among those hit by the ambulance, police confirmed.

Both the woman and twins are being treated in hospital, as are an older married couple.

Police press officer Anders Bayer told reporters: ‘One child is slightly injured, while the other is unclear.’

Police are looking for a second person, believed to be female, who may have been involved.

Operations manager Tor Grøttum told Dagbladet: ‘We are looking for a woman who we suspect is involved in the theft.’

Witnesses said the ambulance was eventually stopped when two police cars drove into it.

Oslo police said on Twitter just after 1pm: ‘Shots were fired to stop the perpetrator, he is not critically injured.’

Witness Omar Khatuyev had to jump out of the way when the ambulance drove past him, he told Aftenposten.

He said: ‘I saw the ambulance running at high speed opposite me. I had to do a maneuver to avoid a collision.

‘Just behind the ambulance came a uniformed police car. I heard several shots.

‘After a short time, I arrived at the place where the ambulance was stopped, in Krebs gate.’

Cathrine Hellesoy Harrisson also told the newspaper: ‘My husband saw a police officer push in towards the driver’s seat.’

Police are said to have closed surrounding roads.

They added the ambulance was stopped and a suspect arrested 15 minutes after it was first stolen.

This is a breaking story we will be updating.

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