Third man arrested over Copenhagen attacks

Suspect will face custody hearing on Saturday for role in attacks on free-speech event and synagogue, which killed two.

    Third man arrested over Copenhagen attacks
    Two people were killed in the attacks in Copenhagen [Reuters]

    Danish police say they have arrested a third man suspected of assisting a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen earlier this month.

    Police declined to comment further on Friday's arrest, other than saying the "young man" would face a custody hearing on Saturday, the AP news agency reported. The suspect was not named.

    A Copenhagen court on Thursday allowed authorities to continue holding two other men accused of helping Omar El-Hussein, who used an assault rifle to kill a Danish filmmaker attending a free speech event on February 14 in Copenhagen.

    Hours later, El-Hussein killed a Jewish security guard outside a synagogue with a handgun. Five police officers also were wounded in both episodes. El-Hussein was killed in a police shootout later that day.

    SOURCE: AP


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