Authorities in Denmark said Thursday they have carried out a “coordinated police action” in Copenhagen to thwart “a terror attack with a militant Islamic motive.”
No further details were immediately available but police said they planned a news conference later in the day.
Danish authorities have reported foiling several terror attacks in recent years, including ones linked to the 2005 publication in a newspaper of 12 cartoons by various artists depicting the founder of Islam.
In December Danish police arrested “some 20 people” suspected of involvement in Islamist terrorism in a series of raids across the country. It was not known whether the case was linked to Thursday’s arrest.