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Danish police raise ‘terror awareness’ level

DANISH NEWS - Danish police have raised the ’terror awareness level’ in this country in response to the Paris attack and last week’s shootings in Belgium

Inspector Allan Nyring, head of the National Response and Preparedness Unit, said it’s the first time that the level has been raised to ‘increased awareness’ but stressed there’s no evidence to suggest an attack is imminent and the actual terror threat level hasn’t been raised.

“We’ve increased the level of awareness so that we’re ready if the threat gets bigger,” he said. “When you see what’s happening in the rest of Europe it isn’t inconceivable that somebody in this country could be inspired.”

All local police districts have been ordered to review their security procedures and set up rapid response patrols (article in Danish).

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