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Police Make Arrest in Copenhagen Mall Shooting

Several people at a Copenhagen shopping mall were shot and one person was arrested in connection with the shooting, the Danish police said on Sunday.

The conditions of those struck were not immediately available. The police confirmed on Twitter that shots had been fired.

The shooting happened at Field’s, the largest shopping center in Denmark. Video and images posted on social media showed people sprinting out of the mall and ambulances lining its exterior. Armed police officers were running near the mall and a helicopter hovered overhead.

A mall employee told a local news outlet that “masses of people” had run to seek shelter in the Kentucky Fried Chicken at Field’s. Staff members barricaded the doors and remained there for about 45 minutes, the employee said.

Details about the person placed under arrest were not immediately available. It was also unclear what had led up to the shooting.

The police urged people inside the mall to stay and wait for help.

Davy Antebi, the deputy ambassador of Israel in Denmark, said on Twitter that Israel “stands firmly” with Denmark.

Sophie Andersen, the mayor of Copenhagen, said on Twitter that the shooting was serious and that the city was in close contact with the police.

Jasmina Nielsen contributed reporting.


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