the Police Intelligence service (PET) in Denmark keeps an eye on the situation in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand, where several people are killed after an attack on two mosques.
- PET is following closely the situation after the events in New Zealand and is in close contact with the relevant Danish and foreign authorities, sounds in a skrifteligt quote from the PET.
- the PET shall also assess the current situation in New Zealand give rise to concrete actions.
the Number of people killed in the attack has risen to 49. It says rigspolitichef Mike Bush at a news conference Friday.
Three people are arrested. A is accused of the murder. There is talk of a white, younger man who will be brought before a judge Saturday morning local time.
Also Danish politicians are watching with horror at the events in New Zealand.
Danish Prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen (V) write on Friday morning on twitter:
- Deeply hurt by the news of the terrible acts of violence in Christchurch. My thoughts are with New Zealand people and the families of the victims. Denmark is behind New Zealand and Jacinda Ardern, he writes.
Also minister for foreign affairs Anders Samuelsen (LA) react on the attack on Twitter:
- Completely and utterly terrible news from New Zealand - all thoughts go to those affected and the new zealand people.