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Suspect arrested after police officer is stabbed multiple times at Sandholm asylum centre

Officer has undergone surgery and is reportedly out of danger

The police are searching the area. No-one has been arrested yet (photo: iStock)
September 29th, 2015 9:48 am| by Lucie Rychla

UPDATE: The police have arrested a suspect in connection with the stabbing of a police officer at the Sandholm asylum centre early on Tuesday morning.

“We have arrested a man we suspect had something to do with it,” stated Kim Bruun, a deputy police inspector from North Zealand Police.

Suspect is reported to be Palestinian
According to TV2, the man is Palestinian and aged about 25.

Several police departments took part in a search of the area around the centre, using dog patrols and a helicopter.

ORIGINAL STORY: A police officer from the Danish National Police was stabbed multiple times in the stomach on Monday night at the Sandholm asylum centre in Birkerød, reports DR.

The stabbing took place at about 3:30 in the morning.

The officer was immediately transported to Rigshospital in Copenhagen where he underwent surgery.

He is reportedly out of danger now.

Looking for the perpetrator
The police have closed off the area for traffic and are currently searching the area trying to find the perpetrator.

Sandholm is located in a former military barracks north of Copenhagen and serves as the largest reception centre for asylum-seekers in Denmark.