Monday 22 January 2018

Danish intelligence chief resigns

The shootings occurred in Copenhagen in February (AP)
The shootings occurred in Copenhagen in February (AP)

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.

Press Association

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