Police in Denmark have arrested a 22 year old gunman who opened fire on shoppers killing three and wounding others critically in what police say may have been motivated by radical ideals, adding they will charge him with manslaughter.
The shooting is under active investigation and the suspect is set to face preliminary questioning in front of a judge today, Monday.
The attack follows a deadly shooting in neighbouring Norway last week, in which two people were killed by a lone shooter in the capital Oslo
The terrorist threat against Denmark is currently assessed to be “serious”, with the biggest threat coming from “militant Islamism”, according to the latest report from the Danish Security and Intelligence Service.
Denmark last saw a militant attack in 2015, when two people were killed and six police officers wounded when a lone gunman shot and killed a man outside a culture centre hosting a debate on freedom of speech, and later killed a person outside a Jewish synagogue in central Copenhagen.
That gunman was killed in a shoot-out with police.