Following last weekend’s shootings in the capital and suburbs, Copenhagen
police have introduced non-due cause search zones in large parts of the
capital, enabling officers to stop and search anyone in an attempt to reduce
the number of weapons in circulation.
Apart from three shooting incidents over the weekend in which one young man
died and two were injured, another incident took place in which a vehicle
attempted to run down a gang-related man.
Copenhagen police believe the incidents are the result of conflicts between
gangs in Copenhagen and the suburbs, with the most recent episodes bringing
the number of incidents since the New Year to six.
The search zones that have been in place since 6 p.m. on Jan. 14 will continue
until Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. and include the inner city, inner and outer
Nørrebro, Nordvest, Emdrup, Brønshøj, Husum and Værløse as well as in
suburbia at Værebro, Bagsværd and Kokkedal.
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