Danish Prime Minister Attacked in Copenhagen


Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has been attacked in the country's capital, CNN reports, citing the office of the Danish government head.

Danish Prime Minister Attacked in Copenhagen
"Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was beaten on Friday evening at Kultorvet in Copenhagen by a man who was subsequently arrested. Mette is naturally shocked by the attack. I must say that it shakes all of us who are close to her," wrote Environment Minister Magnus Heunicke on the social network X.

The name and surname of the attacker are not disclosed, and his motives are unknown.

A source from Ekstra Bladet reported that Frederiksen is all right but very shaken.

Frederiksen first took office in 2019 following parliamentary elections, becoming the youngest prime minister in Denmark's history at the age of 41. Following the snap elections in 2022, she became prime minister again.

In May, there was an assassination attempt on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico. The 59-year-old Fico was seriously injured in the town of Handlová, having been shot several times. He underwent two surgeries. The attacker, 71-year-old writer Juraj Tintula, was charged with attempted murder and taken into custody.

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