4 weeks in jail for Danish man suspected of shooting cop

2016-12-07 18:50


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Copenhagen – A 26-year-old Danish man was jailed on Wednesday for four weeks on suspicion of shooting a Danish policeman in the head outside a police station in suburban Copenhagen.

Prosecutor Morten Frederiksen said the man was also suspected of stealing a gun from a shooting range that was then likely used to shoot the canine squad officer on Tuesday.

Police said the injured officer was in critical condition on Wednesday because doctors have not been able to remove the bullet in his head.

Frederiksen said police still needed to establish a motive for the attack, which was seen by witnesses and recorded by surveillance cameras at the Albertslund police station. The suspect refused to speak during a pre-trial hearing on Wednesday, he said.

At the hearing, the judge also ordered the suspect, who was not identified in line with Danish practice, to undergo a mental investigation.

Four years ago, he was sentenced to eight months for threatening officers at the same police station with a fake gun.

The man was arrested on Tuesday, hours after the shooting that briefly prompted security outside all Danish police stations to be stepped up.

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