THIS is the dramatic moment cops forced a rifle-wielding maniac to his knees after three people were shot dead in Copenhagen.   

The 22-year-old gunman was arrested early Sunday evening after opening fire at the Danish capital's Field’s Shopping Centre yesterday afternoon.

Danish Police later confirmed they had charged the gunman on suspicion of manslaughter.

Shocking footage of the arrest starts with cops pointing their guns at the suspect as they appears to yell at him to get down.

The gunman, wearing khaki-coloured shorts and a vest, appears at ease at first, as he holds a metre-long rifle by his side.

And then he can be seen lowering his head and dropping to his knees – all the while holding the huge rifle.

Witnesses reported seeing the armed cops firing warning shots before training their rifles on the suspect as he lowered to the ground.


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Another cop joins the first police officer for back up as the suspect appears to pick up a mobile phone from the ground.

After holding it to his ear for several seconds, the man puts down the weapon, before slowly lying on the ground.

The standoff ends as two more cops swoop in to seize the weapon, pinning the suspect to the ground.  

Panicking crowds were left running for their lives as the gunman stalked through the shopping centre.

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The rampage was close to where Harry Styles was due to perform two hours later at the Royal Arena.

A 17-year-old boy, a 17-year-old girl and a 47-year-old man were killed the horror attack.

Four others were injured, including a 34-year-old Swede and 16-year-old girl.

Police have said there is "no indication" the shooting was a terror attack, and nothing suggests the suspect was working with others.

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the capital suffered a "cruel attack" on Sunday night.

Everyone in the restaurant was shown out into the kitchen, and then when we sat out there we could hear three or four shots.

"Denmark was hit by a cruel attack on Sunday night. Several were killed. Even more wounded. Innocent families shopping or eating out. Children, adolescents and adults," she said in a statement late on Sunday.

"Our beautiful and usually so safe capital was changed in a split second.

"I want to encourage the Danes to stand together and support each other in this difficult time."

Thousands of fans had already packed in to see the Watermelon Sugar singer when concert organisers came on stage and asked them to leave.

Harry said he was "heartbroken" by the massacre and "praying for everyone involved".

Many of those caught up in the panic were eating at mall restaurants before heading to the gig.

Witnesses described hearing multiple gunshots shortly before the "chaos" erupted.

Mums were seen clutching babies as terrified shoppers fled the horror scenes.

Haunting footage from inside the mall shows the gunman slinging a huge rifle over his shoulder as he paces back and forth as he appears to wait for his victims.

It has since emerged the gunman last week posted videos of himself with the rifle on YouTube, reports Jyllands-Posten.

One of the four clips, which have since been taken down, was reportedly uploaded under the caption: "I do not care".

Another made reference to the drug Quetiapine – used to treat psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar depression and mania.

It reportedly said the drug "does not work".

"We are familiar with the videos, and they are also part of our investigation," said Deputy Police Inspector Lars Karlsen.

Emilie Jeppesen, 20, told Denmark's Jyllands Posten: “You didn’t know what was happening. Suddenly there was just chaos everywhere. 

"We were sitting and going to eat and suddenly we could see people running. 

"Then we first thought 'why do people run?' But then we could hear shots."

Her pal Astrid Kofoed Jørgensen, added: "Everyone in the restaurant was shown out into the kitchen, and then when we sat out there we could hear three or four shots."

Another witness, Jacob Sahin Ekman, said he thought he heard "about 15 shots".

The 27-year-old said he was about to eat with a pal when the shooting began.

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He added: "He went out to talk on the phone, and suddenly he sprinted into Dalle Valle and said, 'Lie down, lie down. Someone is shooting.'

"Then I went under the bar and lay down. It was all very unreal like a movie."

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