The man arrested is suspecting of operating one of Christiania's now-demolished cannabis stalls. Photo: STAFF/Scanpix
New arrest tied to Christiania shooting
The Local · 13 Sep 2016, 13:47
Published: 13 Sep 2016 13:47 GMT+02:00
Copenhagen Police have arrested a 40-year-old man in connection with the shooting of two police officers and a civilian two weeks ago in Christiania, Ritzau reported on Tuesday.
The man is not suspected of being involved in the shooting but is rather a key figure in the police investigation into presumed shooter
Mesa Hodzic’s connections to Christiania’s cannabis market.
“We are talking about the man whom we believe is responsible for the [cannabis] stall to which the perpetrator in the shooting case was connected,” police spokesman Dannie Rise told Ritzau.
The 40-year-old was expected to make a preliminary court appearance on drug charges on Tuesday afternoon. Prosecutors are expected to request that the court appearance be closed to the public and media.
Hodzic, the presumed gunman was shot by police during his arrest and subsequently died from his wounds
. The Amaq news outlet, which has close ties to the Islamic State, tried to claim that Hodzic was a “soldier” of the terrorist group but both Copenhagen Police and the terrorist monitoring organization SITE Intelligence Group have said there is no credence to the claims
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