Copenhagen hotel bombing attempt may be terrorism, authorities say

COPENHAGEN Denmark authorities believe a small explosion Friday at a Copenhagen hotel could be terror-related, prompting officials to “slightly” raise the country’s terrorism alert.

The small explosion at the 33-key Hotel Jørgensen caused only minor damage to a bathroom. No one was hurt except for the suspect, who was slightly wounded. A gun and two loaded magazines were found at the hotel.

The suspect was arrested in a nearby park after running from the blast site. A remote-controlled robot was employed to detach a pack from his waist that police worried may have contained explosives.

The French-speaking suspect proclaimed his innocence in court Saturday while being ordered held in custody. The suspect, who is not cooperating with authorities, is an unidentified man in his 40s who says he cannot remember his name.

If formally charged, he could face life in prison.