Significant Danish Police Operation Cuts Off Copenhagen Island From Sweden and Germany

Significant Danish Police Operation Cuts Off Copenhagen Island From Sweden and Germany

"It is very unusual that we choose to do this, but the three persons are suspected of a serious crime", Riad Tolba, Copenhagen police spokesman, told the Daily Telegraph.

A traffic jam is seen after police closed the Oresund Bridge near Copenhagen.

Danish police said they briefly shut bridges and ferry links to Sweden and Germany on Friday as they hunted for a black Volvo and three people linked to a serious crime, that one newspaper reported was a kidnapping.

On Twitter, Copenhagen police later said all bridges and ferry crossings were reopened.

Danish police said they were still looking for a Swedish-registered rental vehicle, and Swedish police said the auto was rented at Malmö airport in August but hadn't been returned.

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Bridges from Zealand to the central island of Funen and to neighboring Sweden were closed down for about two hours, and ferry crossings to Germany and to Sweden were also halted.

Television footage showed cars being checked as they drove through roadblocks at the Oresund bridge to Sweden, causing traffic jams up to 23 kilometers (14.3 miles) long, according to the Danish Road Directorate.

Some bridges, including the famous Öresund bridge that connects Copenhagen directly to the Swedish mainland, along with rail services have now reopened, according to reports.

Denmark's railway operator said on Twitter it could move trains to and from the island of Zealand again.

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