Danish police arrested a man suspected of making a spate of bomb threats. It forced the evacuation of two provincial airports, two shopping centres and briefly closed a university campus in Copenhagen.
The suspect was arrested in Slagelse. “The man is suspected of sending a number of threats to Danish airports, shopping centres and hospitals,” police said.
"There have been a number of bomb threats in a short period over the whole country," Danish police said on Twitter.
Two shopping centres in the Danish towns were evacuated because of a bomb scare. But police reported no immediate signs of an explosion, the report said..
Additional threats were sent to other locations in the capital area such as Copenhagen Airport. But it was deemed hoaxes because they were all from the same sender.
All of the locations were reopened after searches by sniffer dogs failed to turn up any bombs.
Danish police have arrested a 28-year-old man they suspect of making bomb threats. The man was arrested when police stormed his apartment in the small town of Slagelse at around 6pm. It did not name the man nor suggest a motive.
“The man is already known to the police, and the arrest took place without major drama,” Henrik Karlsen from the South Zealand and Lolland-Falster police told the Ritzau news agency. He said that the man had “some psychological problems”, but would not be drawn any further on his motives. There was no further information as to how the man sent the hoaxes.
The Copenhagen Business School was briefly evacuated but allowed students back after checks, according to the newspaper Ekstra Bladet. There were no reported injuries at any of the evacuated locations.
The man will appear in court on Tuesday.