Murder suspect returned from Lebanon

Man suspected in Cafe Louise stabbing brought back to Denmark after being found in Lebanon

A 28-year-old man with a Palestinian background is in police custody for the stabbing and killing of 38-year-old William Queshie as well as the attempted murder of four other people last September.

The stabbing followed a mass brawl outside the bar Café Louise on Nørrebrogade in the wee hours of September 15. Knives and broken bottles were used in the fight, leaving six stabbed, one of whom was Queshie, who died from his wounds.

The suspect is a Danish citizen who was found and arrested in Lebanon on January 15 and was sent back to Denmark last Thursday. The police believe he fled from Denmark right after the incident in September.

His lawyer said that he will plead not guilty to the charges, but with videos of the murder and attempted murders caught by surveillance cameras, the police believe they have sufficient evidence to have him convicted. There are also up to 50 witnesses in the case.

Two men, aged 27 and 31, were arrested shortly after the brawl last year. They have been indicted with complicity in the murder and murder attempts.