Danish PM Mette Frederiksen assaulted in Copenhagen

  08 June 2024    Read: 421
Danish PM Mette Frederiksen assaulted in Copenhagen

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was assaulted by a man in a Copenhagen square on Friday, according to her office, AzVision.az reports citing DW. 

"Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was hit by a man Friday evening on Kultorvet in Copenhagen. The man was subsequently arrested," the prime minister's office said in a statement to the AFP news agency. 

The office of the prime minister added that she was "shocked by the incident."

The Copenhagen police confirmed an incident involving the prime minister but did not provide any further details.

"We have one person arrested in the case, which we are now investigating. At this time, we have no further comments or remarks on the case," police said in a statement on X, formerly Twitter. 

There was no immediate information about how the assault took place or whether Frederiksen was injured in any way.

The attack comes just two days before Danes head to the polls to vote in the European Parliament elections.

In response, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said: "Dear @Statsmin Mette, I was so shocked at the news of you being assaulted tonight. I condemn this despicable act which goes against everything we believe and" fight for in Europe. I wish you strength and courage - I know you have plenty of both." 

 

AzVision.az 


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