Several injured as stolen Oslo ambulance hits people

An upturned car is cordoned off by police after an incident in the center of Oslo Tuesday Oct. 22 2019

An upturned car is cordoned off by police after an incident in the center of Oslo Tuesday Oct. 22 2019

Inside the stolen ambulance, police found an Uzi submachine gun, a shotgun and what they said were "large amounts" of narcotics. The suspect was not critically injured.

Another photo showed a handcuffed man, flanked by police, walking towards an ambulance stretcher.

Norwegian broadcaster NRK said several people were struck by the ambulance, including a baby in a pushchair who was taken to hospital.

'An armed man stole an ambulance, drove away and hit some people.

An Oslo University hospital spokesman told Reuters that it was another ambulance that eventually thwarted the hijacker.

A woman who was pushing the pram and the infants are being treated in hospital, as well as an elderly couple, officers said. According to Bayer, the rampage lasted for some 45 minutes at which point another of the hospital's ambulances managed to ram the hijacked vehicle and pin it long enough for police to make the arrest.

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The ambulance then crashed into a building, after which the police smashed the windscreen and pulled a man from inside. "I heard several shots".

The yellow ambulance smashed into a house wall with a police auto crashed into its rear.

A witness told the newspaper he saw "the ambulance driving at high speed toward me ... and right behind a police car".

Police would not confirm if it was a deliberate attack, or if anyone had been killed.

An overturn vehicle is seen on the road, after it was allegedly struck by an ambulance which was stolen by an armed man in Oslo, Norway, October 22, 2019.

Police did not identify the man by name.

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