COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Five left-wing extremists have been convicted of arson attacks on Danish buildings, including a police academy and two banks, but were acquitted of terror charges because the damages weren't big enough to spread public fear.
The Copenhagen City Court on Thursday convicted the men of arson and attempted arson for the 2010 and 2011 attacks on the city's police academy, the national intelligence agency, two Danish banks, and other buildings. No one was injured and damages were minor.
The men are all Danish citizens between the ages of 21 and 24. Prosecutors say they belong to extremist left-wing groups. The men denied the terror charges, but confessed to some of the arson charges.
Their identities will be released when they are sentenced on Dec. 20.