Failed suicide bomber strikes Copenhagen hotel

By Barbara De Lollis, USA TODAY

Danish police have arrested a man suspected of trying to blow himself up today at the near a rail station. No fatalities or injuries of guests or employees have been reported.

The man police arrested is believed to have fled after the blast to the park where he was found, the BBC reports. CNN tells us that the man was wearing explosives strapped to his body.

“We hope and believe that the person is the one who ran away from the hotel,” police spokesman Moeller Jacobsen told the Associated Press.

Police evacuated guests and hotel employees from the hotel while explosive experts searched through rooms and bags, CNN says.

The blast occurred in a hotel toilet.

Unlike other hotels that have been targeted by terrorists in the past, the Jorgensens Hotel is said to be a low-cost hotel. It sits in Israel’s Square in the center of the Danish capital about 90 yards from the busy Norreport railway station.

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