Denmark shopping mall attack was not an act of terrorism, police say

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Danish police said on Monday that there were no indications that the shooting that left three dead in a shopping mall in the country was an “act of terrorism”.

According to Chief Inspector Soren Thomassen, the suspect appears to have acted alone and had a history of mental health issues.

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The attack took place on Sunday (3), in a shopping mall in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, and left three dead, two 17-year-old teenagers and a 47-year-old Russian citizen. Four people are in serious condition but in stable condition, police said.

The attack follows a deadly shooting in neighboring Norway last week in which two people were killed by a lone gunman in the capital Oslo.

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British singer Harry Styles’ concert, which was due to take place at 8pm local time (3pm GMT), at a venue less than a mile from the mall, has been cancelled.

An event in southern Denmark to commemorate the end of the first three stages of the Tour de France cycling race, organized by the Danish Crown Prince and attended by Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, has also been cancelled, the Royal House said.

Denmark last saw a militant attack in 2015, when two people were killed and six police officers were injured. A gunman shot and killed a man outside a cultural center hosting a free speech debate. Then he killed a person outside a Jewish synagogue in the center of the capital. The shooter was killed in a shootout with police.

Source: CNN Brasil

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