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10 Aug 2019 | 01:44 PM UTC

Denmark: Explosion damages police station in Nørrebro (Copenhagen) August 10

Denmark News Alert

Explosion damages police station in Nørrebro (Copenhagen) August 10, with no casualties reported; blast marks second to hit Copenhagen in a week

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Copenhagen). COUNTRY/REGION Nørrebro (Copenhagen)

Event

An explosion damaged a police station in the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen early (local time) on Saturday, August 10, resulting in no casualties. Police officials reported that Saturday's blast was a "deliberate act" and that an associated investigation had been launched, with no indication that the explosion was linked to international terrorist organizations.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in Copenhagen over the coming days.

Context

The August 10 blast marks the second attack to target a building in Copenhagen in the past week. On August 6, an explosion outside the Danish Tax Agency's office wounded one person; police described the blast as deliberate.

Advice

Individuals in Copenhagen are advised to monitor developments, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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