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Espen Andersen Brathen, 37, is said to have suffered serious mental health problems and was issued with a restraining order after threatening to kill his dad.
The victims, four women and one man, were all aged between 50 and 70. Police have yet to indicate a motive.
A close friend told Nettavisen that Brathen is not a ‘monster’ but a ‘sensitive and vulnerable person who has struggled a lot with his psyche, and who has never got any help’.
He claimed to have warned police about the videos, said to have appeared on YouTube, in 2017.
Officers confronted a suspect six minutes after an attack was first reported shortly after 6pm local time, according to the region’s police chief Ole Saeverud.