Shooting in Copenhagen: Suspect placed in psychiatric detention

Wearing a blue T-shirt, the suspect, who was arrested shortly after the shooting, was brought before a court in the Danish capital, where he was charged with three murders, including two teenagers, and seven attempted murders.

After a two-hour hearing, his pre-trial detention was extendable for 24 days, but ordered in a closed psychiatric ward. At the request of the prosecutor and with the consent of the defense, the decision will be accompanied by an examination of his mental state.

As the police announced on Monday morning, the suspect is described as Danish in stockwas known for a psychiatric history.

According to state radio and television broadcaster DR, citing several anonymous sources, the suspected shooter tried to join a mental health counseling service shortly before the events, which authorities declined to confirm.

The attack, which was mainly carried out with a rifle, killed three people and injured 30, including four seriously, at a large shopping mall, Fields, located between central Copenhagen and the capital’s airport.

In Denmark, the alleged perpetrator of the murder in a Copenhagen shopping center has been placed in psychiatric custody. The mental health of the 22-year-old shooter arrested yesterday is the focus of the investigation. Review by Aimee Lemieux.

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The drama rocked a festive weekend in the Scandinavian country between the jubilation of the Tour de France and the return of the huge Roskilde music festival after two years of cancellation due to COVID-19.

I don’t think we’ve seen such a stark contrast as yesterdaypaid tribute to the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, who wanted to pay tribute to the victims on Monday afternoon.

Of course, very legitimate discussions will arise […] related to the weapons used, related to psychiatry […] But today I feel that we must pay tribute to the victims, show our compassion, help and support and support all those affectedshe said in front of the cameras.

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has called for unity.


A ceremony to commemorate the victims will be organized near the shopping center on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. (local time), Copenhagen Mayor Sophie H. Andersen announced on Twitter.

The identities of the three people killed – a 47-year-old man, a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl – as well as injured people of various ages and genders suggest this that they are randomly chosen victimssaid Copenhagen Police Chief Inspector Søren Thomassen.

There is no indication that it was an act of terrorismthe investigator estimated that the shooter acted alone.

The police confirmed on Monday morning the authenticity of several videos of the suspect that have been circulating on social networks since Sunday evening.

The 22-year-old – whose identity was known but not made public – appears there posing with weapons, mimicking suicidal gestures with a rifle and pistol.

In this series of videos entitled I do not care (I don’t care) He also mentions treatment with a powerful drug prescribed in psychiatry what doesn’t work.

The suspect’s YouTube and Instagram accounts were deactivated overnight, but the videos, which Danish media said were posted on Friday, are still circulating on other accounts.

The unknown motive

Police believe it is too early to comment on the motive for the attack but appears to have been prepared in advance.

There is no indication that the shooting in Copenhagen was an “act of terrorism,” police said.

Photo: Reuters/Annegret Hilse

According to the police, the arrest was made without difficulty at around 5:50 p.m. (local time) in front of the shopping center, around a quarter of an hour after the first shots were reported.

Four gunshot wounds are still there in serious condition. They are two Danish women aged 19 and 40 and two Swedes, a 50-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl.

Three other people also suffered minor gunshot wounds, police said on Monday.

20 people were also slightly injured in the panic triggered by the shooting at the mall.

The latter was very popular as a large neighboring hall, the Royal Arena, was to host a 13,500-seat concert by British star Harry Styles. The show was canceled at the last minute.

I am heartbroken with the people of Copenhagen. I love this city. The people there are so warm and full of love‘ the singer responded on Twitter.

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