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Former Danish justice minister punched during Euro game

  • FILE - This is a  June 19, 2013 file photo of Danish politician and former Justice Minister Morten Boedskov. Boedskov  Tuesday June 14, 2016  received a punch in the face during an outdoor showing of the European Championship game between Portugal and Iceland on a large screen . Copenhagen Police spokesman Ove Larsen says  Boedskov was with two friends Tuesday evening when a man walked up to him and asked him questions before hitting him, leaving "a reddish spot" on his face. (Jens Dresling/ POLFOTO - FILE via AP)  DENMARK OUT

    FILE - This is a June 19, 2013 file photo of Danish politician and former Justice Minister Morten Boedskov. Boedskov Tuesday June 14, 2016 received a punch in the face during an outdoor showing of the European Championship game between Portugal and Iceland on a large screen . Copenhagen Police spokesman Ove Larsen says Boedskov was with two friends Tuesday evening when a man walked up to him and asked him questions before hitting him, leaving "a reddish spot" on his face. (Jens Dresling/ POLFOTO - FILE via AP) DENMARK OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This is a  June 19, 2013 file photo of Danish politician and former Justice Minister Morten Boedskov. Boedskov  Tuesday June 14, 2016  received a punch in the face during an outdoor showing of the European Championship game between Portugal and Iceland on a large screen . Copenhagen Police spokesman Ove Larsen says  Boedskov was with two friends Tuesday evening when a man walked up to him and asked him questions before hitting him, leaving "a reddish spot" on his face. (Jens Dresling/ POLFOTO - FILE via AP)  DENMARK OUT

    FILE - This is a June 19, 2013 file photo of Danish politician and former Justice Minister Morten Boedskov. Boedskov Tuesday June 14, 2016 received a punch in the face during an outdoor showing of the European Championship game between Portugal and Iceland on a large screen . Copenhagen Police spokesman Ove Larsen says Boedskov was with two friends Tuesday evening when a man walked up to him and asked him questions before hitting him, leaving "a reddish spot" on his face. (Jens Dresling/ POLFOTO - FILE via AP) DENMARK OUT  (The Associated Press)

Danish police say a former justice minister received a punch in the face during an outdoor showing of a European Championship game on a large screen.

Copenhagen Police spokesman Ove Larsen says Morten Boedskov was with two friends Tuesday evening when a man walked up to him and asked him questions before hitting him, leaving "a reddish spot" on his face.

Larsen said Wednesday no one has been arrested. The case is being investigated as violence against a public person, carrying a fine or a maximum prison sentence of eight years.

Mette Frederiksen, head of the opposition Social Democratic Party of which Boedskov is a member, said it was "politically motivated." He was justice minister from 2011 to 2013.

Minnow Iceland pulled off a stunning 1-1 draw against Portugal Tuesday.