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Copenhagen Shooting: Full Story & Must-See Details



The city of Copenhagen is currently on lockdown after gunman goes on rampage in busy tourist spot.

 What Happened?

According to reports, a man was shot by police after he fired his gun at the officers in central Copenhagen. The gunman has been taken to the hospital but his condition at this time is unknown.

Police say that two people have been arrested.

Henrik Møller Jakobsen, deputy police inspector in Copenhagen Police, said: “It will be investigated and we have cordoned off the entire area.

“We have summoned the Independent Police Complaints Authority.”

Officers say that the incident, which took place at Tivoli Gardens, is likely not terror-related.

Local pub owner Michael told the Ekstra Bladet that he heard four to five gunshots.

“Then came a dozen shocked people, including tourists who wept and were completely out of it,” he said. “I let them in at the pub, and got them out in the kitchen so they were safe.”

Witnesses say the police seemed to be looking for one or more people shortly after the brief firefight.

The US Embassy in Copenhagen issued a warning to people to avoid the area surrounding Tivoli Gardens.

It said in a statement: “It is unclear if the shooter is still at large.

“Police closed off the area and indicate there is no evidence to suggest the incident was terrorism-related.

“Exercise caution if you are in the vicinity.”

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager. It’s linked to Malmo in southern Sweden by the Öresund Bridge. Indre By, the city’s historic center, contains Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, home to the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace. Nearby is Christiansborg Palace and the Renaissance-era Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by gardens and home to the crown jewels.

The city has a total population of roughly 764,000.

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