Danish Prime Minister Attacked in Copenhagen

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jun.07 - 2024 9:28 PM CET

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The Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has been assaulted.

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Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was assaulted by a man in central Copenhagen on Friday evening, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

The incident occurred at Kultorvet, a busy public square in the heart of Copenhagen. The assailant has been arrested, though the motive behind the attack remains unclear.

According to Dagens.dk, The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed the event but declined to provide further details.

Prime Minister Shocked

Prime Minister Frederiksen expressed her shock in a written statement released shortly after the attack. While visibly shaken, she assured the public that she is otherwise unharmed.

The Copenhagen police confirmed the incident but, like the Prime Minister’s Office, offered no additional comments.

Campaigning for EU Elections

Frederiksen has been actively campaigning with Social Democrats’ lead candidate Christel Schaldemose ahead of Sunday’s EU Parliament elections.

Schaldemose clarified to Ritzau, a Danish news agency, that the Prime Minister’s presence at Kultorvet was not related to her campaign.

As of Friday night, Social Democrats’ press office has not commented on the attack.

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