A 22-year-old Danish man accused of opening fire in Copenhagen shopping mall on Sunday will face questioning by a judge today.
On Sunday, residents of Copenhagen were petrified when a 22-year-old man entered with a rifle and ammunition at the Field’s shopping centre and opened fire on the people.
Attack was carried out in the evening, two people were killed in the attack, and three were seriously wounded. The 22-year-old man was arrested 11 minutes after the incident was reported to the police. No other accomplice was found.
Late Sunday, Prime minister Mette Frederiksen elaborated on the incident and shared her grief.
Our residents met a cruel attack today’s evening. Several were killed and several wounded. Innocent families were shopping and eating out. Children, adolescents and adults, the Prime minister said.
Our beautiful country was changed in seconds, the Prime minister added. She encouraged the people to stand together and support each other.
The Field mall has more than 140 shops and restaurants and is one of the biggest malls in Scandinavia. The multi-storey mall is located on the outskirts of Copenhagen, near Copenhagen royal area.
We heard about ten shots, and then we ran through the mall and ended up in a toilet. We were gathered together in a tiny bathroom. We were around 11 people. An eyewitness told the media.
We were petrified and waited in the toilet. It was a terrible experience, she added.
The man was mentally unstable and had no terror motive, said the police chief after apprehending the suspect.
The suspect is being regarded as an ‘Ethnic dane’, a term used for a white man and has not been identified yet. The man will be presented before the court today for questioning.