Ferries and Bridges Shut for Manhunt by Danish Police

By ,   September 29, 2018 ,   Accidents

On Friday, September 28, police in Copenhagen closed multiple ferries and bridges as they conducted massive manhunt related to "serious crime." 

The shutdown affected ferry crossings to Germany and Sweden, Oresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden, Great Belt Bridge between Zeland and Funen. For a couple of hours, Copenhagen and the rest of Zeland Island were separated from the rest of the nation while Copenhagen police, Danish police intelligence services and Danish Army conducted a search.

Among others, ferries on the routes Gedser-Rostock, Helsingor-Helsingborg and Rodby-Puttgarden were temporarily closed due to the manhunt.

In a statement, the police asked for public's help in locating Swedish-registered Volvo V90, plate number ZBP 546, with 3 people inside. They warned any witnesses not to make contact with the occupants of the vehicle, but to immediately contact the police upon sighting. 

Danish media reported that the "serious crime" was a kidnapping, but police did not confirm the nature of the offense. 

Port of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Image: Port of Copenhagen (Denmark)

Late Friday, a spokesman for the Copenhagen police said that authorities had found what appeared to be the suspects' car, and reassured the public there was no need to worry. He did not confirm whether any arrests had been made. 

According to the police, all affected bridge connections and ferry services have since reopened or are in the process of reopening.