Several people were shot in a shopping center in Copenhagen and one person was arrested in connection with the shooting The Danish police said this on Sunday:†
The conditions of those affected were not immediately available. The police confirmed on Twitter that shooting had taken place.
The shooting took place at Field’s, Denmark’s largest shopping center. Video and images posted on social media showed people sprint out of the mall and ambulances on the outside. Armed police officers ran near the mall and a helicopter hovered over the mall.
An employee of a shopping center told a local news station that “crowds of people” had run away to seek shelter in the Kentucky Fried Chicken at Field’s. Employees barricaded the doors and stayed there for about 45 minutes, the employee said.
Details about the arrested person were not immediately available. It is also unclear what led to the shooting.
Police called on people in the mall to wait for help.
Davy Antebi, Israel’s Deputy Ambassador to Denmark, said on Twitter that Israel “stands firm” with Denmark.
Sophie Andersen, the mayor of Copenhagen, said on Twitter that the shooting was serious and that the city was in close contact with the police.
Jasmina Nielsen contributed reporting.