Helle Thorning-Schmidt outside of the scene of the first fatal Copenhagen shooting on Saturday evening. Photo: Martin Sylvest/Scanpix
PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt released the following statement on Sunday morning (our translation):
“It is an infinitely sad morning, in which everyone is thinking about the victims and their next of kin. Two innocent people have lost their lives as a result of a cold-blooded act of terror against Denmark.
Yesterday and through the night, police acted quickly and with determination to secure our citizens. I am happy and relieved that the police have neutralized the alleged perpetrator behind the two shootings. I encourage everyone to follow police instructions and be vigilant.
I would like to express my deepest respect for the efforts of the police and other authorities. This applies especially to those wonder officers and their colleagues who selflessly put themselves in direct danger to protect us.
The government is closely monitoring the developments. No one should get away with attacking the open, free and democratic Danish society.”
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