Suspect arrested: Police: dead in shooting in Copenhagen shopping center

Several people are killed in the shooting in a Copenhagen shopping center.

Suspect arrested: Police: dead in shooting in Copenhagen shopping center

Several people are killed in the shooting in a Copenhagen shopping center. That's what Police Chief Inspector Søren Thomassen said at a press conference in the Danish capital.

Several people were killed in the shooting in a Copenhagen shopping center. 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. So far, however, it was still unclear whether and how many people died. It is also not known who fired the shots.

Police reported an arrest shortly after the incident. Photos were shared on social media showing an arrested man. The police are in action with a large contingent. More than a hundred people ran out of the building after the shots were fired.

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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