Members of a Danish biker gang were being hunted today after a former member was blown up in his car as he drove to a hospital appointment in a Copenhagen suburb.
Police said a bomb was slipped under Mickey Borgfjord Larsen’s car as he parked outside the County Hospital in Glostrup.
Chief Constable Joern Bro said the explosion destroyed the car and hurled pieces of wreckage, and body parts, dozens of yards around the blast area.
He said Larsen was being hunted by other members of the Bandidos gang because he left the group.
“It was a very violent explosion,” he said. “Several kilograms of explosive were used.”
Larsen, a convicted kidnapper, had driven to the hospital for weekly physical therapy from a nearby halfway house where he was finishing an eight-year sentence for kidnapping, violence, threats and the theft of six million cigarettes.
Police quickly ruled out terrorism because a doctor who knew the 32-year-old man identified Larsen’s remains.
“We quickly knew it was related to the biker world so we decided not to evacuate the whole hospital,” Bro said. “We knew that the bomb was targeting him.”
Larsen had been in “bad standing” with the Bandidos for leaving the group in 2001.
“That means that he is hunted game for people in biker circles,” Bro said. “He was very unpopular and had many enemies.”
The explosion was not linked to a three-year feud in the Nordic countries between the Hells Angels and Bandidos.
In 1997, the two groups signed a truce, ending the so-called “biker war” in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland that left 12 people dead and more than 70 wounded. The groups used car bombs, anti-tank grenades and drive-by shootings.