Danish police killed a suspect in two shootings that occurred Saturday in Copenhagen, one of them at a free-speech debate organized by the cartoonist Lars Vilks, who had depicted the prophet Muhammad as a dog.

The Guardian reports:

The first attack was thought to have been an attempt to murder Vilks, who survived after taking shelter in a cold store. Three police were wounded in the shooting, in which the cafe was sprayed with bullets.

… Police later shot dead a suspect who had arrived at an inner-city address they had under surveillance. Officers described the deceased man as “a person who could be interesting in relation to the investigation”. They said after police called out to him near a railway station in the inner-city neighbourhood of Nørrebro “he opened fire against the police and was thereafter shot”.

Police said afterwards they believed the suspect was responsible for both attacks and, while investigations continued, they had no initial indications that more than one person was involved.

Read more here.

— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


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