Man shot by police after driving ambulance into crowd

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

Norwegian police said they shot and wounded the man who reportedly stole an ambulance and hit several pedestrians as he drove away.

He was not critically injured after officers fired shots at the vehicle and was arrested at the scene.

Broadcaster NRK reported that a baby in a pram was among the injured and has been taken to hospital.

It also showed images of an ambulance driving in the Torshov neighbourhood of Oslo as several gunshots were fired.

The report added that police are looking for another person who may have been involved, though authorities would not confirm the report.

The Aftenposten newspaper published a photo of a man wearing green trousers lying next to a vehicle surrounded by police officers.

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Police did not state whether the incident was being treated as a deliberate attack, and did not say how many had been hit by the vehicle or if anyone had died.

“An armed man stole an ambulance, drove away and hit some people. We got him now,” the police spokesman said.

Oslo police also tweeted: “We are in control of the ambulance that was stolen. Shots were fired to stop him. He is not in critical condition.”

The incident took placer in the northern part of Oslo, the Norwegian capital.

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