Two Copenhagen men arrested with explosives
One of the arrestees is reportedly a lance corporal in the Danish army, but police are remaining tight-lipped on details and a possible motive.
Published: 24 October 2014 11:26 CEST
Police have not released any details on what the explosives might have been planned for. Photo: Politi.dk
Two men were arrested in Copenhagen on Thursday in possession of a kilo of explosives, Copenhagen Police announced on Friday.
According to the police, one of the men is associated with Defence Command Denmark (Forsvaret).
“The arrests took place yesterday morning at 10.01am and 10.21am in Copenhagen. One arrestee is a 33-year-old Dane with Pakistani roots. The other arrestee is a 31-year-old Danish man connected to Defence Command Denmark. Two packages of explosives weighing 500 grams were found, along with a fuse,” Copenhagen Police wrote in a series of tweets.
The two men will be charged with illegal possession of explosives, police said.
DR reported that the 31-year-old is a lance corporal in the Danish army, but police have not confirmed that information.
A police spokesman told TV2 News that the explosives were found at an address in the Copenhagen district of Nørrebro following a lengthy investigation.
Police said that they could not release additional information at this point and that the two men’s preliminary examination would take place behind closed doors.
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