Police call for witnesses after latest Copenhagen explosion

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Police call for witnesses after latest Copenhagen explosion
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A Thai restaurant on the island of Amager near Copenhagen was damaged in an explosion early on Tuesday, the latest in a series of minor blasts to occur in the Danish capital.


Copenhagen Police were present at the scene during the early hours of Tuesday and throughout the morning, and also set up a temporary information stand for concerned residents.

“An explosion occurred and our investigations have a broad focus,” lead inspector Mads Helios told Ritzau, confirming the explosion was reported to police around 3:30am.

Police have thus far no firm suspicions as to potential suspects or motives behind the blast. The cause of the detonation – explosives or otherwise – is also yet to be confirmed.

Nobody was injured in the explosion, which destroyed the façade of Øens Wok, a Thai restaurant located on Røde Mellemvej, a road in the northern section of Amager around five kilometres from central Copenhagen.

Copenhagen has in recent weeks been hit by a number of similar explosions in which buildings have been damaged.

Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) offices in the northern part of the city were targeted in a bombing in August, while a local police station in Nørrebro was also damaged in an explosion. No serious injuries were recorded in either case and police have stated they do not consider the incidents related.

Last week, a blast at a pizzeria on a major road leading into the city caused disruption to morning traffic. Nobody was reported hurt.

“We would naturally like to get in contact with people who might have seen something last night,” Helios said in relation to Tuesday’s incident.

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