Police officials announced on Thursday, September 20, that new security measures will be implemented in some parts of Copenhagen due to recent shootings in the city. A stop-and-search zone will be in effect for the Norrebro and Nordvest areas until Wednesday, October 3. A heightened police presence and an increase in police operations are anticipated in the neighborhoods. Authorities ordered the new measures following separate shootings, including one reportedly involving automatic weapons, on September 18-19. According to police officials, the increase in violence is being caused by a split within a gang. Further gang related violence is possible in the coming weeks.
Individuals in Copenhagen are advised to remain vigilant, obey any instructions issued by the local authorities, and report any suspicious objects or behavior.