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Arrest made in northern Denmark triple murder

Danish police on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of killing three family members in northern Jutland.

Arrest made in northern Denmark triple murder
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North Jutland Police have made an arrest in an apparent triple murder in the village of Gandrup, northeast of Aalborg. 
 
A 64-year-old man, his 54-year-old wife and their 22-year-old son were killed in what police have described as a family tragedy. 
 
Police received an emergency call at 2.50am and arrived to find the three victims dead. Less than 90 minutes later, a 19-year-old turned himself in for the murders and was arrested. 
 
A police spokesman told TV2 that the arrestee was “a family member” to the deceased but did not provide additional details. 
 
A neighbour to the family told TV2 Nord that he was shocked by the tragedy. 
 
“[They were] a stable and good family that always had things under control and lived a calm and normal life,” the neighbour, identified only as Peter, said. 
 
The arrested man was scheduled to make a preliminary court appearance on Wednesday afternoon. 
 

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Danish 7-Eleven stores back on grid after ransomware attack

Almost all of 7-Eleven’s 176 Denmark locations are back up and running with the help of a backup system, the company said on Thursday. 

Danish 7-Eleven stores back on grid after ransomware attack

In an email to news wire Ritzau, 7-eleven said that over 96 percent of its convenience stores across Denmark were now in “stable operation”. That corresponds to around 169 stores.

“We have technicians at the remaining stores who are working hard to get them up and running as soon as possible,” the company said in the email.

However, convenience stores at train stations (where you can buy a transport card) were only accepting Dankort (debit card) payments as of Wednesday evening.

All operational stores outside of train stations currently accept Mobile Pay (app) and cash payments, and many can take Visa, Mastercard, and Dankort. 

“We expect that all stores outside of train stations can accept all Visa, Mastercard, and Dankort during the course of tomorrow morning, and all stores at train stations [will be able to] during the course of the week,” the company wrote late on Wednesday.

The convenience store chain was on Monday hit by a cyber attack that forced all of its 176 stores in Denmark to close.

7-Eleven has confirmed that the outage was due to a ransomware attack — hackers demanded money to return access to the company’s data and systems. 

The attack has been reported to police.

The company’s CEO, Jesper Østergaard, told Ritzau he did not know the extent of losses suffered by 7-Eleven as a result of the incident.

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