Denmark Prime Minister assaulted, man arrested

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was assaulted by a man on a square in Copenhagen on Friday. Police subsequently arrested the attacker.

Multiple media outlets reported that the prime minister was beaten, but the reports gave no further details, including whether she was injured.

The prime minister's office said in a statement that Frederiksen was shocked by the incident.

Quoting a witness, Reuters news agency said Frederiksen was escorted away by security with no outward signs of harm.

The assault comes ahead of the European Parliament elections due to take place in Denmark on Sunday. It is unknown whether the incident is linked to the event.

Last month, Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico was seriously injured in an assassination attempt.