39-Year-Old Man Faces Court After Assault on Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jun.08 - 2024 8:31 AM CET

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A 39-year-old man is set to appear in court today following an assault on Denmark's Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, yesterday.

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Information about the assault on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Friday, June 7, remains scarce.

Initial reports from her party indicated that an unidentified man attacked the Prime Minister while she was walking on Kultorvet in Copenhagen, not far from her residence, on a private errand.

Witnesses who spoke to various media outlets, including Dagens.dk, described the incident in more detail.

Two women reported seeing the man violently shove Mette Frederiksen as he passed by, causing her to stumble and look shocked.

She reportedly said something to the man before continuing on her way.

Police Statement and Court Hearing

The police have been largely silent on the matter, providing only a brief statement that the 39-year-old man will be presented in court today.

"We will present a 39-year-old man in court this morning at the Copenhagen City Court. The exact time is currently unknown. At this moment, we have no further comments or remarks on the case," the police stated.

This information was confirmed through a follow-up to their earlier tweet, which mentioned an incident involving the Prime Minister, linking the two events.

As of now, the motive behind the assault is still unknown. The court hearing later today may shed more light on the incident and provide additional details about the attacker's reasons.

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