Danish police arrest third man over Copenhagen shootings

Odd Andersen, AFP I Armed police stand guard outside an Internet café that was raided in connection with the twin attacks on a freedom of expression meeting and the main Synagogue in Copenhagen on February 15, 2015

Danish police say they have arrested a third man suspected of assisting a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen this month.


Police in Copenhagen declined to comment further on the Friday arrest, other than saying the "young man'' would face a custody hearing Saturday. The suspect was not named.

A Copenhagen court on Thursday gave another four weeks in custody to two other men accused of helping Omar El-Hussein, who used an assault rifle to kill a Danish filmmaker attending a free speech event Feb. 14 in Copenhagen.

Hours later, El-Hussein killed a Jewish security guard outside a synagogue on Feb. 15 with a handgun. Five police officers also were wounded in both episodes. El-Hussein was killed in a police shootout later that day.


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