Blast suspect is Chechen: Danish police

Danish police say they believe they have pinned down the identity of the one-legged man suspected of setting off a small explosion in a Copenhagen hotel.

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2010, 20:34 PM IST

Copenhagen: Danish police say they
believe they have pinned down the identity of the one-legged
man suspected of setting off a small explosion in a Copenhagen
hotel.

Police spokesman Svend Foldager today said he is believed
to be a Chechen-born boxer who lives in Belgium. Foldager said
Danish and Belgian police were cooperating to confirm his
identity.

The suspect has declined to reveal his identity to
investigators after his arrest Friday following a small
explosion in a bathroom at a Copenhagen hotel.

No one was injured in the blast except the suspect, who
received cuts to his face.

Investigators won`t say whether the explosion was terror
related.

Danish media have speculated he was trying to assemble a
letter bomb when it blew up in his face. Police have refused
to comment.

PTI