An “asylum seeker from Algeria.” Perhaps also a jihad seeker. From Aftenposten, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
Two pilots were injured when a passenger went amok with an axe on a flight from Narvik to BodÃ¸ in the north of Norway. A passenger was also injured in the attack. The assailant, an asylum seeker from Algeria, was arrested at BodÃ¸ airport around 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
“Two pilots and a passenger are injured. They were injured with an axe,” Margrete Torseter, duty lawyer at Salten police district, told Aftenposten’s Internet edition. “There is nothing to indicate that the alleged perpetrator used an axe that he had taken on board,” Torseter said.
Flight leader Leif Sandham at Kato Air said that a crisis team was being assembled to take care of passengers and employees.
Police operation leader Arve Westgaard said that the axe used was taken from an overhead rack, and is carried on board to smash windows in an emergency situation.
“The man has been living in recent weeks at an asylum center in northern Norway,” Westgaard said, and added that terrorism was not an aspect of the attack.
Oh, good. I feel so much better now.