Third Man Arrested on Suspicion of Aiding Copenhagen Killer

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An Israeli flag and flowers placed outside the Copenhagen synagogue, February 15, 2015.Credit: AP

Danish police arrested a young man on Friday and charged him with complicity in the shootings in Copenhagen in mid-February in which two people were killed and five police officers wounded.

Danish media reports described the man as personally connected with the gunman, Omar El-Hussein, who was shot dead by police following the second shooting at a synagogue in Copenhagen.

Dan Uzan, 37, a Jewish volunteer security guard, was killed in the synagogue attack. Movie director Finn Norgaard died in an earlier attack on a café.

Two other men were previously detained on charges of aiding Hussein.

Police had no further comments on the arrest.

State-owned DR TV reported that all three men charged with complicity in the shootings knew each other, and lived in the same neighborhood as Hussein.

A preliminary legal hearing for the newly arrested man is due to take place on Saturday.

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