Danish Teenager Accused of Plotting Attack Against Jewish School

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP/Reuters) -
The scene near a shul where police reported a shooting in downtown Copenhagen, Denmark, early Sunday. One man was killed and two police officers were shot in the arms and legs, police said. (AP Photo/TV2 via APTN)
The scene near a shul in downtown Copenhagen, Denmark, where police reported a shooting, Jan. 2015. (AP Photo/TV2 via APTN)

Danish prosecutors say a 16-year-old girl who was arrested in January was planning bomb attacks against a Jewish school in Copenhagen and another school in Denmark.

Prosecutors presented the preliminary charges against her and a 24-year-old man suspected of being her accomplice in a court hearing Tuesday in Holbaek, northwest of the Danish capital.

Prosecutor Kristian Kirk told The Associated Press after the hearing that the suspects obtained chemicals and tried to produce explosives with the intent to commit terror attacks against the two schools.

He said police thwarted their plans by arresting them. He declined to give other details.

Danish broadcaster TV2 said the girl had recently converted to Islam. She was arrested on Jan. 13. Her friend was arrested the following day, accused of, among other things, having provided the girl with manuals for bombs.

Both have pleaded not guilty. They have not been named by the authorities or media, according to Danish practice.

The Danish intelligence service said the arrests had not changed their assessment of the security threat, classified as “serious” since February 2015 when a terrorist killed two people in shooting attacks at a debating event and a Copenhagen synagogue before being shot dead by police.