Attack episode can't stop the love
29. July 2009
Fireworks shot from a ‘roman candle’ into Østerbro Stadium during the track and field competition at World Outgames on Tuesday, July 28 can’t stop the love.
One athlete from Seattle was hurt by the attack and treated for minor injuries at the emergency room.
Police arrested the assailant and the situation is now under control. Both World Outgames and the police view the incident seriously. World Outgames is working closely with the police to ensure participant safety, and measures are being taken to enhance security.
All coming sports events, cultural events and the human rights conference will proceed on schedule and according to plan.
“We are deeply saddened that this should occur during an otherwise excellent event, and moved on behalf of the injured athlete, “ said World Outgames director Uffe Elbæk. “I am, however, relieved that the incident was not more serious and I am very satisfied by our cooperation with the police during this episode.”