What is the motive for the bloody crime in a Copenhagen shopping center that killed three people? The Danish police have ruled out terrorism – the alleged perpetrator had sought help in a psychiatric ward in the past.
According to the Danish police, the attack in a Copenhagen shopping center that killed at least three people was not a terrorist act. “There is no evidence in the investigation, documents or witness statements that could prove that it is terrorism,” said chief inspector Soren Thomassen, according to TV2. The alleged perpetrator fired indiscriminately at people.
A 47-year-old man with Russian citizenship who lived in Denmark and two 17-year-olds died. In addition, at least four people were injured, including two Swedes.
Thomassen said the suspected shooter appeared to have acted alone. There is no evidence that the arrested 22-year-old Dane had accomplices. The man had sought help in a psychiatric ward in the past.
Injured in panic after gunshots
Thomassen initially did not want to comment on a motive. The police had previously searched an apartment in the Valby district of Copenhagen.
The injured are a 40-year-old and a 19-year-old Danish woman and a 50-year-old man and a 16-year-old woman from Sweden, said the chief inspector. In addition, some people were slightly injured when they fled the mall in panic.