Police manhunt shuts down bridges in Denmark

Vehicles jammed the street leading to the Oresund Bridge near Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday. Photo by Nils Meilvang/EPA-EFE

Sept. 29 (UPI) — Authorities closed bridges and ferry and train routes around an island in Denmark on Friday over a police hunt for three people, local media reported.

Copenhagen police told TV2 on Friday that they were searching for three people in a Swedish-registered Volvo involved in serious crime, resulting in the bridge closings.

Police added that a “major police action” had affected traffic in and around Denmark’s island of Zealand. The capital of Copenhagen sits partially on the eastern shore of Zealand and partly on the island of Amager.

Bridges impacted include the Oresund bridge made famous in the police drama, The Bridge, and major ferry crossings to Germany and Sweden, along with train routes, the London Evening Standard reported.

Though bridges were still closed, ferry and train routes had resumed, local traffic information reported.

Jorge Bonnichsen, a former Danish security and intelligence director, was surprised by the scope of the police operation.

“I have been for 41 years in Danish police and I have never before experienced that such action has been taken,” Bonnichsen told TV 2.


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