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

Police had issued a photo of the suspect on Twitter

August 28th, 2014 2:46 pm| by admin
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

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.

The minister's "pilgrimage" to the camps hardened her resolve to pick and choose (photo:pixabay)
Straight up: Refugees and the politics of fear
  The reality of a Lars Rasmussen-led government has hit home. The ...
(All photos: Hasse Ferrold)
About Town: Homeland’s head honcho, cuban cigars and the spaceman
  American TV-producer and scriptwriter Howard Gordon (left), the c...
Why  fly to Italy, when you can have it around the corner. (All photos: Becks Kaysen)
Fabulous Florentine fare in the heart of Frederiksberg
  After an evening at Fabio’s I was left with so much praise for ...
(All photos: Ella Navarro)
Out and About: Connecting Copenhageners, both internationals and Danes
  Last week on Thursday saw the inauguration of Absalon’s ‘folk...
The younger you are, the higher you aspire? (photo:istock)
Young people’s choice: the corporate ladder or the startup trampoline
  Young people are overrepresented among entrepreneurs, but is this...
Do you have what it takes to guess Brian's quiz? (photo: istock)
Brian’s Brainteaser
  How to win Identify what the clues in each circle have in common...