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Police manhunt in Copenhagen for man behaving suspiciously on train is called off

Police had issued a photo of the suspect on Twitter


Police were looking for this man! (photo: Twitter)

August 28, 2014
14:46

by Ben Hamilton


The ‘terrorist’ that kicked off a massive manhunt has turned out to be nothing more than a nervous student

Alisiv Ceran was on the way to a written exam at the University of Copenhagen in Amager. He was carrying a backpack, a bag with a printer and reading a book called ‘War on Terror’. 

He seemed suspicious to a woman on the train, especially when he dropped the case holding the printer as he left the train at Nørreport Station

Police, acting on the woman's tip, began a massive manhunt throughout the city, including Copenhagen Airport.

Family warned that police were after him
Surveillance images were released of Ceran. His friends and family contacted him and Ceran hid out until police came.

“I called the police and hid the disabled toilet until they came," said Ceran, who said that he was arid he’d be attacked by fellow students.

Ceran said that he believed much of the fuss occurred because he wears a beard, and that young men with Middle Eastern backgrounds and a full beard are often fingered as terrorists. 

He apologised to the woman for frightening her, and said that the book he was reading - ‘War on Terror’ was part of his curriculum at school.




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