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Danish police arrest one in connection with shooting at Copenhagen mall

Police in Copenhagen arrested a person in connection with a shooting at a mall on Sunday in which “several people” were shot, officials said on Twitter.

“One person has been arrested in connection with the Fields shooting,” the tweet read, according to Google translate. “We currently don’t have the opportunity to say more about the identity of the person. We are heavily present in Fields and are working to form an overview. We will update here as soon as possible”

Police have yet to confirm whether there have been any deaths or how many people have been shot.

Copenhagen police first tweeted around 12:30 p.m. EST on Sunday that they were present “in large numbers” at the Fields shopping center, where they had received reports of shootings.

Around 15 minutes later, police tweeted that ‘several people’ had been shot and urged those inside to wait for police and other people who weren’t there to stay away from the mall .

Unverified video on social media appears to show people running and screaming inside the mall as gunshots ring out.

A large police presence was present in Fields, along with fire department vehicles, according to the Associated Press, which adds that witnesses said people inside the mall were crying and hiding in stores waiting for news. of what was going on.

Police urged anyone who had been to the mall to contact their relatives. And at 1:48 p.m. EST, police tweeted that they were still “massively present” on site and “working to secure the entire building”.

“If you are still in Fields, stay where you are and wait for the police,” the police tweeted, according to Google Translate.

Some have noted on social media that the mall is close to the Royal Arena, where Harry Styles is set to perform a concert tonight which will go ahead as planned, according to an update from entertainment company Live Nation.

“Our security personnel are in close dialogue with the police who are in control of the situation,” the update said. “The police have also given the green light for the concert to go ahead as planned. We are getting the audience into the arena as quickly and quietly as possible, and there are already more than half of the audience seated. We wish you all a good concert.”


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