Copenhagen police hunt suspect who shot two officers and a civilian in Christiania

Two police officers were shot and one civilian injured during a police operation in the Christiania district of Copenhagen on Wednesday night.

One police officer was shot in the arm, while another one suffered a head wound, police confirmed on Twitter.  The injured civilian, a foreigner, told police that he has no relatives in Denmark.

The Copenhagen Police clarified in a further tweet that the civilian was not injured by the officers.

Witnesses reported hearing up to nine shots being fired during the incident near Fredens Ark (Peace Arch), the largest building in Christiania.

Police had earlier said on Twitter that the shooting happened during a "routing" operation.

Authorities urged he public to stay away from the site of the incident, which has been sealed off following the shooting. 

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