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Danish teens set off school shooting scare

A concerned resident contacted police on Wednesday about what they thought was a potential shooting incident at Copenhagen Business School.

Danish teens set off school shooting scare
A concerned resident was worried about a potential shooting at Copenhagen Business School. Photo: CBS
Copenhagen Police on Wednesday responded to a report of a mysterious individual seen dressed in military garb and holding a weapon at the Frederiksberg Metro station near Copenhagen Business School. 
 
“According to the informant, it was a roughly 20-year-old man in a camouflage jacket who was wearing a mask and had a military rifle with a telescopic sight,” police spokesman Henrik Stormer told news agency Ritzau. 
 
When police arrived on the scene however they thankfully found that it was an advanced toy gun.  
 
“It turned out to be two 13-year-old boys who were playing a hardball weapon,” Stormer said, referring to an advanced type of air rifle that looks similar to a real weapon but shoots small plastic bullets. 
 
Although the situation wasn’t as dangerous as first believed, the two boys may still face legal repercussions as it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to own that type of toy gun.
 
Stormer said the boys were taken to their homes and police will now consider whether or not to pursue illegal possession charges. 
 
In the YouTube video shown below, Danish kids are shown playing with guns similar to the one from Wednesday's incident. 

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Domestic helper suspected of stealing valuables and cash from older adults in Copenhagen

A 31-year-old female domestic helper is suspected of having stolen cash and jewellery from elderly citizens and withdrawn money from their Dankorts in the amount of over 50,000 kroner.

Domestic helper suspected of stealing valuables and cash from older adults in Copenhagen

The woman was arrested on Saturday and charged with theft and information fraud. There are ten victims in the case.

The police suspect the woman of having stolen from citizens whose homes she has visited as part of her work as a domestic worker in various places in Copenhagen.

“She has worked as a domestic helper and has been in people’s homes as an employee,” Bjarke Dalsgaard, deputy police inspector at Copenhagen police, said.

According to the police, the woman has stolen jewellery and cash on ten occasions. In addition, she has stolen debit cards in four cases and withdrawn money using them. The money that has been withdrawn alone adds up to a value of 52,000 kroner.

Copenhagen police received the first report of theft in the case at the beginning of 2022.

According to the police, the 31-year-old domestic helper admitted to one instance of crime (the theft of around 400 kroner) but pleaded not guilty regarding the remaining 13.

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