One injured after blast hits Danish Tax Agency
7 August 2019
The headquarters of the Danish Tax Agency has been rocked by a major explosion which blew off its front door and shattered windows across its facade.
At a press conference on Wednesday morning, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the explosion at 10pm on Tuesday was "an attack on our sense of security", as she dealt with the first major crisis in her premiership.
"It was a wonderful, warm summer night and a lot of people were out on the street," she said, saying that an explosion in such a central part of Denmark's capital left everyone feeling at risk.
"Those who are behind this have put a lot of people in danger. It's a miracle that no one was seriously injured," she said.
"We don't know what the motive was and the police are continuing their investigation," she added. "I don't want to come to any conclusions as to what it was that struck us in Østerbro, but it's quite serious."