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Security heightened in Denmark after officer shot at police station

The police officer’s condition was not immediately known, nor was the motive for the attack, including whether it was terrorism-related.

world Updated: Dec 06, 2016 18:40 IST
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Police block the entrance to RO's Torv, a shopping centre in downtown Roskilde, Denmark on October 17, 2016 after bomb threats at two airports and two shopping malls in Denmark led to evacuations of all four places.
Police block the entrance to RO's Torv, a shopping centre in downtown Roskilde, Denmark on October 17, 2016 after bomb threats at two airports and two shopping malls in Denmark led to evacuations of all four places. (Representative Image)

Danish police said on Tuesday they had heightened security at police stations across the country after an officer was shot outside Copenhagen.

A shooting took place at 8:20 am local time at the police station in Albertslund, a disadvantaged town west of the capital, and a policeman was shot, local police said in a statement.

“A possible perpetrator has been detained,” they said.

The police officer’s condition was not immediately known, nor was the motive for the attack, including whether it was terrorism-related.

Danish public broadcaster DR reported that the officer was a police dog handler and that he had been shot in the head.

The national police said they had “heightened security at police stations across the country, pending clarification of the situation.”