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Major Copenhagen shopping mall evacuated after ‘crazy' fireworks stunt

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Major Copenhagen shopping mall evacuated after ‘crazy' fireworks stunt
File photo of New Year's Eve fireworks. Photo: Jens Astrup/Scanpix
09:31 CET+01:00
The busy shopping mall Frederiksberg Centret was evacuated on Wednesday evening after it filled with white smoke, TV2 reported.
The evacuation went smoothly, but one of the broadcaster's reporters on the scene said that some post-Christmas shoppers were a bit panicked as the smoke filled large sections of the mall just before 6pm.
 
The source turned out to be fireworks that were ignited by the adjoining Frederiksberg Metro station. 
 
“It's as crazy as can be. In the worst case, someone could have been hit [by the fireworks],” Michael Møller of the Greater Copenhagen Fire Department (Hovedstadens Beredskab) told TV2. 
 
Metro operations were also stopped as a result of the fireworks but resumed after around 20 minutes. 
 
Shoppers were let back in to the mall after the source of the smoke was confirmed. 
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