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A gunman who opened fire at a mosque outside Oslo, Norway was thwarted by a 65-year-old congregant who put him in a chokehold, authorities said Sunday.The shooting happened Saturday at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the Norwegian capital, when the suspect, a man in his 20s, burst through a glass door just after 4 p.m.…

A gunman who opened hearth at a mosque inaugurate air Oslo, Norway changed into once thwarted by a sixty 5-year-primitive congregant who keep him in a chokehold, authorities acknowledged Sunday.

The taking pictures came about Saturday at the al-Noor Islamic Centre draw the Norwegian capital, when the suspect, a man in his 20s, burst by means of a glass door real after four p.m. and started firing, Oslo police legitimate Rune Skjold advised journalists.

Retired Pakistani Air Drive officer Mohammad Rafiq, sixty 5, approached the attacker first, the mosque acknowledged.

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Philip Manshaus, sospechoso de tratar de cometer un acto terrorista contra una mezquita, comparece en la corte en Oslo, Noruega, el lunes 12 de agosto de 2019. (Cornelius Poppen, NTB scanpix by process of AP)

Police escort a car carrying a suspected gunman to court, in Oslo, Norway, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. A suspected gunman accused of an tried terrorist assault on an Oslo mosque and individually killing his teenage stepsister “will expend his generous now to no longer drawl himself for now” in a detention listening to, his defense lawyer acknowledged Monday. (Orn E. Borgen, NTB scanpix by process of AP)

Suspected gunman Philip Manshaus, left and his lawyer Unni Fries motivate a court listening to, in Oslo, Norway, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. A suspected gunman accused of an tried terrorist assault on an Oslo mosque and individually killing his teenage stepsister “will expend his generous now to no longer drawl himself for now” in a detention listening to, his defense lawyer acknowledged Monday. (Cornelius Poppen, NTB scanpix by process of AP)

Plant life are left by a police cordon inaugurate air Al-Noor Islamic Centre Mosque in Baerum, Norway, Monday Aug. 12, 2019, after an assault at the mosque on Saturday. The defense lawyer for a suspected gunman accused of an tried terrorist assault on an Oslo mosque and to having killed his teenage stepsister says her consumer “will expend his generous now to no longer drawl himself for now” in a detention listening to later Monday. (Orn E. Borgen, NTB scanpix by process of AP)

Plant life are left facet of the dwelling the build the physique of the stepsister of a suspected gunman changed into once came all over, in Baerum, Norway, Monday Aug. 12, 2019. The defense lawyer for a suspected gunman accused of an tried terrorist assault on an Oslo mosque and to having killed his teenage stepsister says her consumer “will expend his generous now to no longer drawl himself for now” in a detention listening to later Monday. (Orn E. Borgen, NTB scanpix by process of AP)

Police vehicles escort the transport of fear charged Philip Manshaus as they arrive at the Oslo courthouse prior a court listening to in Oslo, Norway, on August 12, 2019. – A Norwegian suspected of killing his stepsister and opening hearth at a mosque draw Oslo is suspected of a terrorist act and assassinate, police acknowledged on August 12, 2019, allegations he rejects. The man, acknowledged by media as 21-year primitive Philip Manshaus, is formally suspected of assassinate within the death of his 17-year-primitive stepsister, and of a “terrorist act” at the Al-Noor mosque on August 10, 2019, police acknowledged in a statement. (Photograph by Orn E. BORGEN / NTB Scanpix / AFP) / Norway OUT (Photograph credit rating must be taught ORN E. BORGEN/AFP/Getty Photos)

Philip Manshaus, who’s suspected of an armed assault at Al-Noor Islamic Centre Mosque and killing his stepsister is escorted correct into a court docket in Oslo, Norway, August 12, 2019. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos

Norwegian Top Minister Erna Solberg and Mohammad Rafiq (L), who stopped the attacker at a mosque on Saturday, are viewed inaugurate air Thon Oslofjord resort in Sandvika, Norway, August Eleven, 2019. Terje Pedersen/NTB Scanpix/by process of REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NORWAY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN NORWAY.

A stumble on of the al-Noor Islamic Centre mosque in Sandvika, Norway August Eleven, 2019. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos

Other folks receive inaugurate air the Islamic Cultural Centre to conceal solidarity with the Muslim neighborhood after Saturday’s taking pictures at a mosque, in Oslo, Norway, August Eleven, 2019 Fredrik Hagen/NTB Scanpix/by process of REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NORWAY OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN NORWAY.

Mohammad Rafiq (R), even handed one of many contributors of the congregation who stopped the attacker at a mosque, listens as other folks communicate to media subsequent to the Thon Oslofjord resort in Sandvika, Norway August Eleven, 2019. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos

Police vehicles are parked subsequent to the al-Noor Islamic Centre mosque in Sandvika, Norway August Eleven, 2019. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos

Norwegian Top Minister Erna Solberg listens to media draw the Thon Oslofjord resort in Sandvika, Norway August Eleven, 2019. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos

A Norwegian police officer looks on as other folks receive earlier than morning prayer in Thon Oslofjord resort in Sandvika, Norway August Eleven, 2019. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos

Other folks receive earlier than morning prayer in Thon Oslofjord resort in Sandvika, Norway August Eleven, 2019. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos

A Norwegian police officer enters Thon Oslofjord resort in Sandvika, Norway August Eleven, 2019. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos

Other folks receive to conceal abet, inaugurate air the mosque Islamic Cultural Centre in Oslo, Sunday, Aug. Eleven, 2019. One person changed into once shot and flippantly injured at a mosque in a western suburb of the capital, Oslo on Saturday. The Oslo Police Division acknowledged on Twitter that the taking pictures took build Saturday afternoon in Baerum. It acknowledged a suspect changed into once in custody and no one else is assumed to were interesting. (Fredrik Hagen /NTB scanpix by process of AP)

Police and emergency companies motivate the scene after a taking pictures all the draw by means of the al-Noor Islamic center mosque in Baerum inaugurate air Oslo, Norway, Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. Norwegian police snarl one person has been shot and flippantly injured right by means of a taking pictures incident at a mosque in a western suburb of the capital.(Fredrik Hagen / NTB scanpix by process of AP)

Police motivate the scene after a taking pictures all the draw by means of the al-Noor Islamic center mosque in Baerum inaugurate air Oslo. Norwegian police snarl one person has been shot and flippantly injured right by means of the taking pictures incident at a mosque in a western suburb of the capital.(Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix by process of AP)

Police motivate the scene after a taking pictures all the draw by means of the al-Noor Islamic center mosque in Baerum inaugurate air Oslo, Norway, Saturday Aug. 10, 2019. Norwegian police snarl one person has been shot and flippantly injured right by means of a taking pictures incident at a mosque in a western suburb of the capital.(Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix by process of AP)

Police motivate the scene after a taking pictures all the draw by means of the al-Noor Islamic center mosque in Baerum inaugurate air Oslo. Norwegian police snarl one person has been shot and flippantly injured right by means of a taking pictures incident at a mosque in a western suburb of the capital.(Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix by process of AP)

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“I heard taking pictures from inaugurate air,” Rafiq advised Reuters. He intercepted and grabbed the gunman, who stuck his finger in Rafiq’s see. One more man ran up to help.

“The man carried two shotgun-love weapons and a pistol. He broke by means of a glass door and fired shots,” mosque board member Irfan Mushtaq advised TV2, in step with The Independent.

Rafiq suffered minor accidents, police acknowledged. He’s being hailed as a hero.

“There could be little doubt that the swift and firm response from the contributors all the draw by means of the mosque stopped the aggressor and performed without extra penalties,” Skjold advised BBC News.

The suspect, a young, white male carrying several weapons, had expressed a ways-generous and anti-immigrant views on-line, acknowledged Skjold. The shooter wore physique armor and a helmet, police acknowledged.

“We’re investigating this as an strive at undertaking an act of terrorism,” he acknowledged.

Police are also eyeing the suspect within the death of his 17-year-primitive stepsister. Her physique changed into once came all over at his dwelling, BBC News reported. Police dominated her death suspicious, BBC News acknowledged, however did no longer clarify.

As of gradual Sunday, the suspect’s name had no longer been launched.

Reuters acknowledged handiest three other folks had been internal at the time. They had been making willing for the holiest Islamic vacation, Eid-al-Adha, or “Feast of the Sacrifice,” the following day.

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