Danish intelligence chief resigns
Published 06/05/2015 | 17:01
The head of Denmark's intelligence agency has announced his resignation hours before a government report on the police force's handling of two fatal shooting attacks in February.
Jens Madsen, chief of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service since January 2014, said in a statement it has been "a very demanding period".
Later today, the justice minister is to release a report on the attacks on a free speech event and a synagogue on February 14/15 that left two people dead and five injured in Copenhagen.
The security agency has acknowledged that the gunman, a former prisoner who served time for a stabbing, was listed by prison authorities as being at risk of Islamic radicalisation. However, officials said they had no reason to believe he was planning any attacks.