Explosives and Chemicals Found in Dead Suspect’s Home after Explosion, Korsor, Denmark

At approximately 0730 EST on July 1st, 2024, a man was killed in an explosion, prompting emergency services to respond on Broholmvej in Kosor, Denmark.

By 0600 EST this morning, local Danish media reported that more than one ton of explosives and chemicals had been discovered in the dead man’s home. Explosives Ordnance Disposal teams from the Danish Armed Forces had been dispatched to the home and a cordon of 500 meters had been established around the home with 140 people having to be evacuated from neighboring houses.

Jyllands-Posten reported this morning that the dead man was producing homemade gunpowder and fireworks in what seems like an inadvertent explosion. The man was reportedly authorized by the Danish Safety Technology Authority to handle fireworks, albeit not produce them at home.

No foul play or foreign sabotage is expected at this time. However, this situation did raise concerns in intelligence circles considering a similar inadvertent explosion occurred near Paris on June 3rd, 2024, when a Ukrainian-Russian national injured himself in a plot to produce explosives to target French grocery stores.