The East Justland Police on Friday confiscated the passports of three people suspected of preparing to leave Denmark to fight in the Syrian civil war.

Police recently took the passports of three individuals who they suspected were planning to engage in armed conflict abroad. Two of the individuals were adults and one is under age, but police did not specify their familial relationship, if any. All three are Danish citizens.

"Three people have had their passports confiscated on the background of a suspicion that they had plans to travel to Syria to take part in activities that are connected to the Islamic State or a similar organization," East Jutland Police wrote in a press release.

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