Police temporarily closed the doors to Station City before the ebola scare turned out to be a false alarm. Photo: Christian Liliendahl/Scanpix
Police say that an African man who had recently been in Nigeria was brought into Station City and displayed symptoms “that the police couldn’t rule out” were consistent with ebola, according to a police press release.
The man in question was quickly isolated and a doctor was called to the police station. After the doctor quickly determined that it was not ebola, things went back to normal.
“It shows the awareness of our colleagues and the reaction was completely right. We are of course happy that it wasn’t ebola and are also pleased with the caution we demonstrate when dealing with people we come into contact with,” police spokesman Jens Jespersen said.
The temporary scare in Copenhagen came on the same day that a UN worker died from ebola in neighbouring Germany.
The police station incident was the second false alarm in as many weeks, following the temporary isolation of a patient at Hvidore Hospital.
Health officials continue to stress that the chances of an ebola outbreak in Denmark are minimal.