Omar El-Hussein sought help from the municipality

Copenhagen terrorist sought help to find work and housing just before the attacks

Twelve days before he went on a terrorist killing spree in which he killed two civilians and wounded six police officers, Omar El-Hussein sought help from Ungecentret, a youth centre that is part of Copenhagen Municipality.

According to Berlingske, El-Hussein went to the centre in Vesterbro looking for help after spending nearly a year in custody in connection with a stabbing on the Metro.

At a meeting on 2 February, El-Hussein told the centre personnel that he needed a job and a place to live, sources have confirmed to Berlingske. 

Centre could not help with employment
Those at the centre decided that El-Hussein was not ready for employment or further education, partially because he had no permanent address while he was waiting for a final judgment regarding the stabbing incident. 

The centre suggested that he should finish the HF study programme and scheduled a new meeting for 12 February.

READ MORE: Young Danes praise El-Hussein

El-Hussein never showed up to that meeting. Two days later, he started his rampage.





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