The suspect in a deadly bow-and-arrow attack in Norway has been handed over to health services and won't appear in court on Friday, a regional police spokesperson told CNN.

Espen Andersen Bråthen, 37, has been charged with murder over the attack, which took place in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday evening and left five people dead.

Bråthen "is not disputing what happened," the police spokesperson told CNN Friday.

The prosecution has asked a judge that the suspect is held in detention for at least four weeks, including two in isolation, the spokesperson added. The court is expected to make a decision later on Friday, according to a press release from the regional police.

Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) chief Hans Sverre Sjøvold told reporters on Thursday that the attack "appears as if it may be an act of terrorism" but noted that it is important the investigation goes ahead and "we get to clarify what the motives of the accused are."

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