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.
I eftermiddag kl. 15-18 sætter vi en pavillon op ved Røde Mellemvej på Amager,
hvor der i nat var en mindre eksplosion. Alle borgere er velkomne til at komme
forbi og få en snak med de lokale betjente #politidk pic.twitter.com/iBPu2NthYx
— Københavns Politi (@KobenhavnPoliti) September 24, 2019
“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.