He killed two people and injured five police officers.
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The police of Denmark (da: Politiet) is the interior part of the Danish legitimate force providers (the Danish military being the exterior). The police are empowered to enforce the law and to effect public and social order, as well as being responsible for border control.
“Rigspolitiet”, which is part of the national police force, has overall responsibility for the country’s 14 police districts, including the districts of the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Cops shut off area as manhunt underway in desperate bid to find the gunman
Witnesses reported hearing up to nine shots during the incident near Fredens Ark – Christiania’s largest building.
The officers were about to arrest the man before he pulled out a gun and shot at them, according to police.
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This act took effect on 1 August 2004, and its first section states that:
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A deadly shooting took place in Copenhagen in February 2015 when Islamic State-inspired terrorist Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein opened fire at a free speech rally and then outside a synagogue.
The firefight erupted as officers carried out “routine work” in the area, according to a police statement.
The common uniform is a light blue shirt with the police insignia on the sleeve. Usually a tie is also worn. Rank-insignia is worn on the shoulders. The pants are dark blue with reflective patches. Black shoes are also included in the standard uniform. Special tactical suits are made of flame-resistant materials and are worn in situations requiring such equipment. The tactical suit also includes a protected helmet.
They wear branch-common daily battle dress uniforms, green berets and bright yellow vests with the text "POLITI HJEMMEVÆRNET" (POLICE HOME GUARD).
A spokesman for Copenhagen Police told Express.co.uk: "I was a normal police raid at 2.15am (1.15am GMT) and then the shooting suddenly happened. It was outside a house."
A police officer is "in mortal danger" and is currently lying on the operating table after being shot in the head during a raid in Christiania – a self-proclaimed autonomous region.
The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Denmark is part of the National Center of Investigation (NCI) which also houses the national Sirene-Schengen and Europol offices.
The attack happened in Christiania with police shutting off the area in an attempt to find the gunman.
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The injured civilian is said to foreign-born without any relatives in Denmark.
The Danish police can call upon assistance from a section of the Danish home guard: the police home guard. The police home guard consists of 47 companies, each led by professional police officers.
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The Communications Centre is made up of more than 35 staff members and is operational 24/7. It is the single point of contact for Politiet action requiring international outreach.
Officers have closed off all roads into Christiania and heavily armed officers are “massively present” at the scene as they desperately try to apprehend the shooter.
The suspect is described as being 25-years-old, white and 175cm tall and a picture of the man is being circulated by authorities.
The director of Copenhagen police force, Thorkild Fodge, is currently holding a press conference outside Copenhagen Police Force's headquarters.
Lastly, the third section states: "The police may in other situations than those mentioned in statutory law only interfere with citizens under this Act."
Ambulances have been seen driving towards the scene of the shooting.
A young police officer was shot in the head while another officer was shot in the leg.
Some rural police officers use civilian vehicles with a dismountable magnet roof flash.
The Police In Denmark
The volunteers are mainly used for traffic control at festivals, searches for victims and guarding community installations and are never used in tasks involving direct confrontation with civilians (riot control or planned arrests). These companies are part of the Army Home Guard.
It emerged El-Hussain had pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The standard service handgun is the H&K USP Compact 9mm pistol. For special tasks the H&K MP5 sub-machine gun is used. Officers are also equipped with batons and pepper spray cans.
One civilian was blasted in the thigh – his condition is not thought to be life threatening and police have confirmed they were not responsible for shooting the man, who is not of Danish origin.
“There is no place in our society for a young officer in his prime to be shot in the head.”
In Denmark, public prosecution is a Ministry of Justice responsibility. The Ministry seconds a representative to local police stations, thus generating constructive and positive collaboration between police officers and their judicial partners.
Officers conducted five raids earlier in the evening against suspected drug dealers in Christiania.
"There is no place in our society for when a young officer in his prime is hit in the head."
Christiania is a disused military compound housing 850 residents over a covering 34 hectare site.
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