On Wednesday morning, blast occurred outside the Danish Tax Agency’s office in Copenhagen late on Tuesday at around 22.15 p.m. (2015 GMT), shattered glass doors and windows and scorched metal cladding at the main entrance of the building in Nordhavn, just north of the city center. Police had closed off the surrounding streets and staff had been told to stay away.
One person was lightly injured in an explosion, police said was a deliberate attack, although it was too early to know who was behind it.
“Someone did this on purpose. It was not an accident,” Chief Police Inspector Jorgen Bergen Skov said at a news conference. It was too early to say who was responsible for the explosion, he said.
“We take this very seriously and already last night established a broad and comprehensive investigation. We cannot and will not accept an attack like this,” he said.
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the blast had been “very powerful”.
“It hurts our sense of security when something like this hits in the middle of our capital, so we look at this with great severity,” Frederiksen said at a news conference.
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13 November, 2019