Fifth man arrested over Copenhagen shootings

Copenhagen police said on Friday they had arrested a fifth man suspected of being an accomplice of gunman Omar El-Hussein who killed two people in deadly twin attacks last month.

AFP| Updated: Mar 20, 2015, 16:32 PM IST

Copenhagen: Copenhagen police said on Friday they had arrested a fifth man suspected of being an accomplice of gunman Omar El-Hussein who killed two people in deadly twin attacks last month.

The man was "suspected of complicity in the perpetrator`s actions on February 14 and 15," police said in a statement.

"Like yesterday a number of raids are being carried out in connection with the arrest," it added.

A fourth man was arrested on Thursday in a downmarket area of Copenhagen, bordering the Noerrebro neighbourhood where El-Hussein lived.

Both suspects were due to appear at a custody hearing on Friday but police declined to say what charges they would face.

El-Hussein, a Dane of Palestinian origin, shot dead two people in the attacks at a cultural centre and a synagogue in the Danish capital.

Three other alleged accomplices have been detained since February 16 on suspicion of helping the 22-year-old gunman obtain and dispose of weapons.