Copenhagen On Lockdown: What Travelers Need To Know


Courtesy: Twitter

Exactly one month after Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, Copenhagen is on alert. Deadly shootings in Denmark this weekend transformed the streets of Copenhagen unlike anything we’ve seen before.

On Saturday, the first shooting occurred when a gunman fired a gun at Copenhagen’s religious and freedom of speech event which Lars Vilks – a Swedish cartoonist drawing Prophet Muhammad – was scheduled to attend. The fatal shooting killed one civilian and three police officers were injured.

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On Sunday at 1:30 a.m. a gunman was shot in the head after targeting a synagogue in Copenhagen. In addition, two police offers were shot in the limbs and one of the victims died. Soon after 5 a.m. local time, police officers shot and killed a man near Nørrebro Station in Copenhagen. Police is still investigating if this person is related to deadly shootings. Since both gunman escaped, a manhunt is presently underway.

Authorities released a photo of the man wanted: a 25-30-year old, with black hair.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish Prime Minister, said:

Our unity will be tested.

French ambassador in Denmark, Francois Zimeray, who spoke at the event tweeted:

A political activist and speaker at the event, Inna Shevchenko, descried the incident via Twitter:

TRAVELERS: Stay inside! City cabs are being searched by authorities. 

Source: Reuters. Additional reporting by Jetset Times.

What do you think of shootings in Copenhagen? Let us know in the comments.


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