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Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen attacked by man in Copenhagen

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was attacked by a man, who has since been arrested, in the capital city of Copenhagen on Friday, her office said in a statement to CNN.

“Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was hit by a man Friday evening on Kultorvet [public square] in Copenhagen. The man was subsequently arrested,” the prime minister’s office said.

It added that Frederiksen “is shocked by the incident” and there was no further comment. It is unclear if the prime minister was hurt in the assault.

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by Anonymousreply 6June 9, 2024 9:00 AM

Danish Minister of Environment Magnus Heunicke called for national unity after the attack, saying everyone has a responsibility to look after each other regardless of “political disagreements, election campaigns.”

“Something like this must not happen in our beautiful, safe and free country,” he said on X. “This is ugly and unacceptable. Let’s show that Denmark is much better.”

by Anonymousreply 1June 8, 2024 1:04 AM

Shocking. How did anyone get that close to her?

by Anonymousreply 2June 8, 2024 1:04 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if the Danish PM walks around without bodyguards. The level of protection that the US president gets is exceptional.

by Anonymousreply 3June 8, 2024 2:26 AM

She was attacked by "a man" with no name and no attributes. Does that mean something?

by Anonymousreply 4June 8, 2024 2:38 AM

Remember the Swedish PM was shot in the back while walking on a busy public street one evening. The police eventually determined who did it but by that time the killer had committed suicide.

by Anonymousreply 5June 8, 2024 3:01 AM

They detained a 39 year old Polish man and don't believe it was politically-motivated.

by Anonymousreply 6June 9, 2024 9:00 AM
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