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2 Swedes Suspected in Danish Tax Agency Blast

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7Dnews London

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:54 GMT

A Swedish man has been arrested over an explosion at the Danish tax agency headquarters and an international arrest warrant for another Swedish citizen has also been issued, according to AFP.

Copenhagen police on Wednesday, August 14th said that a 22-year-old was arrested in Sweden on Tuesday, while a second suspect, aged 23, was still at large.

"We have raided several addresses in Sweden. We've seized the car we believe was used by the perpetrators," inspector Jorgen Bergen Skov said.

The August 6th explosion smashed windows and tore apart the front of the building in Copenhagen's Osterbro neighbourhood but caused no serious injuries.

Three days later, another explosion rocked a police station in the nearby Norrebro neighbourhood, also causing damage to the building's exterior but no injuries.

However, there are no indications that both explosions are linked, police said. Analysis showed industrial explosives were used in the blast.

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