Danish police arrest four after stabbing at Aarhus school

A 17-year-old was on Monday assaulted and stabbed outside an upper secondary school in Aarhus.

Danish police arrest four after stabbing at Aarhus school
File photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

The young man was attacked on the Vejlby Centervej road in the Risskov area of the city, just outside Aarhus Handelsgymnasium upper secondary school.

His injuries are not life-threatening, East Jutland Police have confirmed.

Shortly after the incident, police arrested four men on board a city bus. They are suspected of violent assault. The incident is related to an internal conflict, police wrote on Twitter.

The victim had recently started his first year at the school, fellow students told TV2 News.

Upper secondary schools (Danish: gymnasier) are typically attended by young people between the ages of 17-19, between state school and university.

According to witnesses, the 17-year-old was approached by four or five masked men who were carrying pepper spray and knives. He was stabbed in or near his back and went to the school’s canteen to find help, TV2 Østjylland reports.

Aarhus Handelsgymnasium wrote on social media that students and staff had been briefed and that counselling would be offered to those who felt they needed it.

“The students who witnessed the attack have today, Monday, been offered psychological support, and on Tuesday a psychologist will… give a group debriefing,” the school wrote via its Facebook page.

“Students who need personal consultations will be offered this,” the message also said.

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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.