Update (0534 EST): At least one man has been arrested in Gelleruparken and another has been arrested in East Jutland.
According to the Danish Security and Intelligence Service and the Copenhagen Police, coordinated arrests across the country have targeted several would-be terrorists. The officials press release reads below:
“Early this morning, The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) and a number of the country’s police districts have made several arrests in a coordinated action at different locations in Denmark.
The operation is carried out on suspicion of preparation for a terrorist attack. Copenhagen Police and PET invite members of the press to a press briefing at 1pm at the Copenhagen Police Headquarters (back entrance), Otto Mønsteds Gade.
Commander at PET, Mr. Flemming Drejer, and Deputy Commander at Copenhagen Police, Mr. Peter Dahl, will participate.”
This announcement comes at the same time as a massive Danish police presence at on Banegardspladen in Aarhus, Denmark where a “serious incident” is underway. A cordon has been established and explosives disposal experts are on scene.
Vi er pt. massivt til stede omkring Banegårdspladsen i Aarhus C for at undersøge et mistænkeligt forhold nærmere. Vi beder folk om at følge vores anvisninger på stedet og har ikke yderligere kommentarer for nuværende. Opdatering følger. #politidk
— Østjyllands Politi (@OjylPoliti) December 14, 2023
Few details are available on the current situation in Aarhus, but the arrests have followed a troubling pattern in Western European nations such as Germany. In the past three weeks, several migrants have been arrested in connection to planning terror attacks against Christmas festivities and synagogues. These would-be attackers are motivated by radical Islam and the current war in Gaza, so says local German media.
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