August 19, 2022

Danish police say multiple people killed in Copenhagen mall shooting

COPENHAGEN, July 3 (Reuters) – Danish police said they had arrested a 22-year-old Danish man after Sunday’s shooting at a shopping center in Copenhagen, and said they could not rule out an “act”. terrorism”.

Copenhagen police said officers were dispatched to the city’s Field Mall after reports of gunfire and told people inside the center to stay and wait for help.

Police said there is currently no indication that there were other shooters.

A spokeswoman told Reuters that the capital’s main hospital, Rikshospitalet, had received a “small group of patients” for treatment. It called in additional staff, including surgeons and nurses, the spokesperson added.

Local media released images showing heavily armed police officers at the scene and people running out of the mall. Footage published by tabloid Ekstra Bladet showed a man being carried away by rescue workers on a stretcher in an ambulance.

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Reporting by Stine Jacobson and Nikolaj Schitzgaard; Editing by Kevin Liffey, John Harvey, Alexandra Hudson, Catherine Evans

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