Sunday, February 15, 2015

Travelore Alert: Downtown Copenhagen Not Currently Safe

Police Tourist Warning: Downtown Copenhagen not safe

Tourists in Copenhagen and locals are asked to stay indoors According to Copenhagen Police central downtown Copenhagen is not safe at this time .
Saturday afternoon at around 3.30 pm Copenhagen was shaken by a shooting at the 'Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression' meeting that was attended by controversial artist Lars Vilks and the French ambassador to Denmark, Fran├žois Zimeray. Both were unharmed. The gunman fatally shot one civilian and injured three police officers.
At 3.30 pm European Time a gunman in Copenhagen opened fire at a cafe hosting controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks. 1 civilian was killed, and 3 police officers were wounded.
A little over 9 hours later, a gunman opened fire at a nearby synagogue. 1 civilian was killed and 2 police officers were wounded in that attack. Then, at approximately 5 am Sunday, police say a man they were investigating near a train station opened fire on police. Police say they returned fire, killing the man. No police were reported injured in that exchange.
Militarized police have reportedly been deployed to the area.
Conflicting reports in local media said there were two attackers in the synagogue, with one of them possibly arrested in the ongoing police operation. Police helicopters have been circling above the city’s central streets.

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