Denmark has shut bridges, rails and ferries connecting the country to Sweden and Germany as police chase a car involved in a suspected ‘kidnapping’.
Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, citing an unnamed police source, said a Swedish-registered Volvo V90 was being sought in connection with a ‘kidnapping drama’.
Three people, believed to be in the black car, are wanted in connection with ‘a serious crime’, according to Copenhagen Police.
Police said in a statement: ‘The Copenhagen Police in connection with an ongoing investigation are searching for a black Swedish-registered Volvo V90 with registration number ZBP 546.
‘Three people, involved in a serious crime, are believed to be in the vehicle. Witnesses must contact police immediately on 112.’
They also warned people against approaching the suspects.
Danish police cut off the eastern island of Zealand, on Friday, where the capital of Copenhagen sits, from the rest of the country as well as from neighbouring Germany and Sweden due to ‘a major police operation’.
Bridges from Zealand to the central island of Funen and to neighbouring Sweden have been closed down, along with ferries crossings to Germany and to Sweden.
Shutting down the massive crossings have caused major traffic jams near the bridges to Sweden and to the mainland.
Denmark’s TV2 said a police helicopter and a search with canine squads was spotted on the highway near Roskilde, 40 miles (25km) west of Copenhagen between the capital and the Storebaelt bridge to the Funen island.
No other details were immediately available.
Copenhagen airport was still open, according to its website.