Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland
Advertisement

Police raid Copenhagen homes in terror probe

Share this article

Police raid Copenhagen homes in terror probe
Copenhagen Police searched eight Copenhagen residences on Tuesday. Photo: Erik Refner/Scanpix
11:31 CET+01:00
Copenhagen Police carried out a large-scale operation Tuesday that included a search of the Nørrebro neighbourhood where the gunman behind last month's fatal attacks grew up.
Danish police on Tuesday searched eight Copenhagen apartments as part of an ongoing investigation into the February 14-15 attacks that left two people dead.
 
"We are still in the process of mapping the movements of the perpetrator and the accomplices and this morning's raids should be seen in light of this," police said in a statement. "We are looking for further clues in the case."
 
Some of the apartments were in Mjølnerparken, the Nørrebro housing estate where 22-year-old gunman Omar El-Hussein grew up. Police also searched addresses in inner Copenhagen and the Amager district. 
 
Three accomplices have been detained since February 16 for allegedly helping El-Hussein, a Dane of Palestinian origin who was shot dead by police in a pre-dawn shootout following the attacks.
 
Armed with an assault rifle, El-Hussein fired 28 bullets at a cultural centre hosting a seminar on free speech and Islam, killing a filmmaker.
 
He later opened fire at a synagogue, killing an unarmed Jewish security guard.
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university tackling the challenges of tomorrow

Ranked among the world’s best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement
Advertisement

Popular articles

Advertisement
Advertisement