According to a witness, the 40-year-old man, who was sitting in a bus shelter, raised his bow, took aim and fired, with the arrow then thwacking into a telegraph pole behind the spot where the supposed target was walking.
"He is suspected of having aimed at a man with a baby," Sylvia Myklebust, a lawyer with the Hordaland police, confirmed. The incident took place in Åsane, just outside Bergen, on Monday afternoon.
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The man is now being held by Bergen police, after being charged with carrying a knife in a public place. Police have so far been unable to track down the man pushing the pram.