Two men charged with helping Copenhagen shooter

Police say terrorist had help with weapons and hideout

February 16th, 2015 10:57 am| by admin
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Although 22-year-old Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein acted alone during his weekend killing spree, which left two people dead and five wounded, police have now charged two men with being complicit in the attacks.

According to a statement released by Copenhagen Police, the two men, who were arrested yesterday and charged this morning, helped El-Hussein get his hands on the weapon he used during the attacks on Krudttønden and at the synagogue on Krystalgade over the weekend and provided asylum for him after the attacks.

Still need witnesses
Police say that they still would like to hear from other witnesses.


“We would particularly like to speak to anyone who observed the alleged offender before the first attack at 15:30 on Saturday, and between 16:37 on Saturday afternoon and 4:55 on Sunday,” read the statement.

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Police shot and killed El-Hussein, 22, near Nørrebro Station on Sunday night after they confronted him and he began shooting at them.