facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Tip from Scotland Yard leads to arrest in terror arrest in Denmark

May 14, 2013 at 8:10 AM   |   Comments

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 14 (UPI) -- An extremist known as "the bookseller from Bronshoj" has been arrested and charged with violating Denmark's terrorism laws, Copenhagen police said.

Dorrit Borgaard of the public prosecutor's office said the arrest of Moroccan-born Said Mansour was based on a tip from London's Scotland Yard, The Copenhagen Post reported Tuesday.

"We received information from the British police, which led to raids at several addresses in Copenhagen," Borgaard said.

The raids in Denmark followed a series of raids in London that included the home of radical cleric Abu Qatada, the BBC reported.

Scotland Yard is investigating whether the preacher published extremist material online while on bail and fighting deportation from Britain.

Mansour became a Danish citizen in 1988 after moving to the country in 1983.

He spent 3 1/2 years in prison after being convicted of promoting terrorism in 2007.

Topics: Abu Qatada
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit The UN has released its list of leaders attending climate summit
2
Hurricane Odile now a dangerous category 4 storm Hurricane Odile now a dangerous category 4 storm
3
Mary Landrieu spent $33K of taxpayers' money on campaign travel Mary Landrieu spent $33K of taxpayers' money on campaign travel
4
Bernie Sanders says he may run for president in 2016 Bernie Sanders says he may run for president in 2016
5
Navy halts search for missing jet pilot after crash Navy halts search for missing jet pilot after crash
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback