Several people were killed in the shooting in a Copenhagen shopping center. That said police chief inspector Søren Thomassen on Sunday evening at a press conference in the Danish capital.
Several people were hit, the police initially said in the short message service Twitter. A little later, the police reported that they had arrested a man. However, it was unclear whether the situation was under control.
Thomassen said the suspect was a 22-year-old Dane. He did not give any more details. 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. The police called on eyewitnesses to provide video and photo material.
Fields is a large shopping center in the relatively new district of Ørestad in the south of Copenhagen, between the center of the Danish capital and the airport. The large multi-purpose hall Royal Arena is also nearby. A sold-out concert by British singer Harry Styles was planned there on Sunday.
“We are at the scene, shots have been fired and several people have been hit,” the police said. Those who are still in the building should wait for the police to arrive. All other people should stay away from the area.
Copenhagen Mayor Sophie H. Andersen was shocked by the shots fired in a shopping center in the Danish capital. It was “terrible,” Andersen tweeted Sunday night. “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.
Pictures and amateur videos showed people fleeing the building in panic. 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.