17 Sep 2014

Gunman kills lawyer in Danish court shooting

The incident which a judges association has been warning about - the use of a firearm in a courthouse - has now happened, leaving a client wounded and the lawyer dead.

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The dead man was 57 years old and was representing a mother in a child custody battle in the Copenhagen City Court. Police arrested the gunman afterwards and said that he was the 67-year old father in the case. Metal detectors are only used in the most concerning criminal cases in Denmark. Soeren Axelsen, the head of the court, said: ‘It is a family tragedy, not an attack on the court or the legal system.’ Source: ABA

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