Several people were shot at a Copenhagen shopping mall and one person arrested in connection with the shooting Danish police said on Sunday,
The status of those affected was not immediately available. police confirmed on twitter that bullets were fired.
The shooting took place in Fields, the largest shopping center in Denmark. Shown videos and photos posted on social media people exiting the mall and ambulance lining its exterior. Armed police officers were running near the mall and a helicopter was hovering overhead.
a mall employee told a local news outlet That “hordes of people” had rushed to take refuge in Field’s Kentucky Fried Chicken. The employee said that the staff members locked the doors and stayed there for about 45 minutes.
Details about the person arrested were not immediately available. It is also not known what caused the shooting.
Police urged people inside the mall to stop and wait for help.
Davy Enteby, Deputy Ambassador of Israel to Denmark, said on twitter That Israel “stands firmly” with Denmark.
Copenhagen Mayor Sophie Anderson, said on twitter That the shooting was serious and the city was in close contact with the police.
Jasmina Nielsen contributed reporting.