Danish police block bridges and ferries in hunt for ‘kidnapper’

‘Kidnappers’ on the run: Danish police block bridge to Sweden, stop ferries and halt trains to capture ‘three dangerous people’ fleeing in a Volvo

  • Danish police are hunting a ‘dangerous person’ after a suspected kidnapping 
  • Suspect is believed to be driving a rented, Swedish-registered Volvo V90
  • Bridges were closed, ferries halted and trains blocked as manhunt got underway
  • Car is believed to be on Zealand, Denmark’s largest and most populous island 

Denmark shut bridges, blocked trains and halted ferries on Friday afternoon as police hunted three ‘dangerous’ people.

Danish officers said they were hunting a Swedish-registered black Volvo V90 containing three people who are wanted for a ‘very serious crime’.

Police sources told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that the car is wanted in connection with a kidnapping.  

Trains, traffic and ferries were all brought to a halt on the Danish island of Zealand on Friday as police launched a manhunt for three ‘dangerous’ people driving a rented Volvo 

Copenhagen police said they were hunting a black, Swedish-registered vehicle in connection with a ‘serious crime’, but would not specify further

Members of the public were asked to call police if they spot the vehicle, but not to approach it or interact with the passengers. 

In an effort to track the vehicle down, Danish police cut all links between the island of Zealand and its neighbours. 

The Great Belt Bridge, connecting the Zealand with the island of Funen, was shut in both directions around 2pm as the manhunt got underway.

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The Oresund Bridge, linking Zealand with Sweden, was partially closed in the direction of Sweden but reopened shortly after.

Ferry services linking the island with Sweden, the Danish mainland and Germany were also suspended.

Copenhagen Central Station was put on lockdown for a short time, but reopened.

Danish police have not said exactly where on Zealand they believe the vehicle is, and have not confirmed why the occupants are wanted. 

Ferries between the island of Zeland and its neighbours – including Sweden and Germany – were also suspended. Swedish media reported that the car was involved in a kidnapping

Vehicles queue after police stopped traffic from crossing the Great Belt Bridge, which connects the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen, as they hunt for the car

The Oresund Bridge, between Denmark and Sweden, was briefly closed going toward Sweden but reopened a short time later

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