On Saturday, two people lost their lives after a police operation in Nykøbing Falster, when the police were called with a report of a man with several knives behaving threateningly.
This is stated by the South Zealand and Lolland Falster Police in a press release.
When police trooped up, the man lashed out at police and stabbed a person who happened to be at the scene.
Police shot the perpetrator and then provided first aid to the two injured.
The knife man and the victim were taken to Nykøbing Hospital, but they have both lost their lives.
Not all relatives have been notified.
The police state that they have no further comments, as the case has been transferred to the Independent Police Complaints Authority (DUP)
The authority will immediately initiate an investigation into the case, but has no further information at present, it is stated in a press release on Saturday night.
When the investigation is completed, DUP will prepare a report on the case to the Public Prosecutor in Copenhagen.
According to Folketidende, a large area around 4 pm was cordoned off by the police, who showed up with a dog cart, an operations leader car and three ordinary patrol cars.
Several witnesses on Saturday afternoon observed a man running around on Gedservej and Enighedsvej in Nykøbing in a bare upper body and armed with two kitchen knives, writes Folketidende.
Several report that he should have followed several passers-by, and that he should have tried to attack officers with the knives. He then allegedly stabbed a man in the neck, after which officers fired up to four shots at him.
Source: The Nordic Page