Copenhagen shooting: Harry Styles supporters praise Danish police for their attack response

The shocking shooting that took place in Copenhagen on Sunday night has caused shock waves throughout the country.

Copenhagen shooting: Harry Styles supporters praise Danish police for their attack response

The shocking shooting that took place in Copenhagen on Sunday night has caused shock waves throughout the country.

Despite the chaos and grief, the police response to the incident has been praised by both the Fields shopping center where it occurred and Harry Styles fans who were there for the concert that was cancelled.

One fan stated that she was impressed by the safety measures taken by police and organizers. She also appreciated how considerate they were of young concertgoers, including contacting parents and providing an escort for police to take them to safe stations.

Although the Copenhagen attack did not directly threaten fans, it was within a few miles of many and many were anxious when news about the attack spread through mobile phones.

One person described how the severity of this situation became gradually apparent.

Jessica Lawrence, a journalist said that she heard about the incident while driving to the concert. After discussions between police and organizers, the gig was delayed and then cancelled. Fans in the arena debated whether staying put was better than moving.

She explained to BBC that panic set in when she started receiving messages from family and friends asking if I was okay.

Jan Muller, another fan, stated that the evacuation of the venue went smoothly after the concert was cancelled.

She told BBC that they acted quickly and organized transport for everyone. They had a police officer escort everyone from the venue to the nearest train station. Then they got everyone out of the epicenter to another train station, which was a bit further out but clearly strategic."

"In the meantime, they contacted everybody's parents. I thought that was really thoughtful, knowing that his audience consists mainly of under-18-year old girls. So parents were waiting at the next station.

Isabella Hjertholm, a 13-year old fan from Odense in Denmark, stated that she was grateful to be alive and that the concert cancellation was right.

"It was the right decision. She said that she is currently awaiting a new date for Harry Styles' concert.

According to her, she was in the mall at that time.

She said, "I didn’t know where to exit because I don’t know the mall very well."

She ran as far as she could, before meeting her grandfather and mother, who were also at the mall. They then took a taxi back to their home.

"When I returned home to grandma and grandpa, I had a panic attack. She said that she was scared.

Styles consoled his fans by tweeting that he was "heartbroken with the people in Copenhagen" and "devastated about the victims".

"I'm sorry that we couldn't be together. He said, "Please look after one another."

Maximillian von Renteln, who was "just outside" of the shopping center when the attack occurred, also praised police for their prompt response and told how people felt the shock and confusion as they boarded buses to escape.

He claimed that armed police had boarded the bus but left quickly after searching for a man carrying a backpack.

He said, "I'm happy about the police and how fast they responded... especially when it comes to a situation such as in Texas recently," and referring to the Uvalde shooting last month that left 19 children and 2 teachers dead. The incident is under investigation by the local police.

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