Suspect: 22-year-old Dane: Several dead in shooting in Copenhagen shopping center

Shots were fired in a Copenhagen shopping center in the evening, according to the police, several people died in the incident.

Suspect: 22-year-old Dane: Several dead in shooting in Copenhagen shopping center

Shots were fired in a Copenhagen shopping center in the evening, according to the police, several people died in the incident. A short time later there is an arrest: the suspect is a 22-year-old Dane.

Several people were killed in the shooting in a Copenhagen shopping center and several were injured. Police chief inspector Søren Thomassen said at a press conference in the Danish capital. In the evening, the police announced via Twitter that shots had been fired.

Police reported an arrest shortly after the incident. The man is a 22-year-old Dane, said Thomassen. It is too early to say anything about the motive. It is still unclear whether the alleged perpetrator had accomplices. Presumably he acted alone. The previous information is associated with uncertainty, it is a kind of chaos phase. The police were alerted at around 5:30 p.m. and are still on the scene with strong forces. Thomassen could not initially rule out a terrorist act.

Copenhagen Mayor Sophie H. Andersen tweeted that it was "terrible". "We don't yet know exactly how many people are injured or dead, but it's very serious." The city is in close contact with the police and is ready to help.

An eyewitness told broadcaster DR that he heard three or four very loud bangs while he was in a store with his family. Then other people ran into the store and reported shots, after which he and his family fled through an emergency exit, the man said.

Witnesses also told the newspaper "Jyllands-Posten" that they had heard shots. "You didn't know what was happening. Suddenly chaos broke out everywhere," 20-year-old Emilie Jeppesen told the newspaper. Her friend Astrid Kofoed Jørgensen said: "Everyone in the restaurant was sent to the kitchen, then we sat there and we could hear three or four shots."

The shopping center is the shopping mall "Field's". This is located in the Amager district between the city center and the airport. The large multi-purpose hall Royal Arena is also nearby. A sold-out concert by British singer Harry Styles is planned there on Sunday. According to the current status, this should not be cancelled.

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