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Danish Police Arrest Iranian Asylum Seeker After Bomb Threat

Danish police on August 10 arrested a 22-year-old Iranian asylum seeker who threatened to blow himself up on the roof of the building where he was staying.

The police said in a statement the man had wanted to commit suicide over "a broken heart."

That statement suggested that the incident on the Danish island of Funen was related to a private romantic affair and not intended as a political gesture.

It said the standoff ended when a police negotiator persuaded the man to give up his plan.

Authorities would not comment further about the incident and would not say whether the man was carrying explosives.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters