October 27, 2021

2nd Shooting: Shots fired near Copenhagen Synagogue, Several Injured after Hebdo Style Attack Today in Denmark

2nd Shooting: Shots fired near Copenhagen Synagogue, Several Injured after Hebdo Style Attack Today in Denmark

(Reuters) – One person was shot in the head and two police were wounded in an attack on a synagogue in central Copenhagen, Danish police said, adding that it was too early to say whether the incident was connected to an earlier one at an arts cafe.

Danish television station TV2 said a large metro and train station nearby, Norreport, was being evacuated.

The news followed a shooting attack earlier Saturday on a cafe which hosted a debate on freedom of speech and was attended by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has been threatened with death for his cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. One man died in that attack, and police said a suspect was still at large.

Earlier today, one person was shot dead and three injued (including police) after 200 bullets were fired into Copenhagen cafe in failed Charlie Hebdo-style attack on Swedish artist who drew the Prophet Mohammed Two people taken out of the cafe on stretchers after the shooting Controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks was talking at a debate French ambassador to Denmark was in the building ……

Now this:

“Shots fired near Copenhagen synagogue”, BBC, February 14, 2014 (thanks to Christian)

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Several people injured after shots fired near synagogue in Copenhagen, Danish police say

UPDATE:Three hurt in shooting attack at Copenhagen synagogue

One person shot in head, two police wounded in attack in synagogue in Danish capital; follows earlier shooting in Copenhagen at debat attended by Mohammed cartoonistCOPENHAGEN  – One person was shot in the head and two police were wounded in an attack on a synagogue in central Copenhagen, Danish police said, adding that it was too early to say whether the incident was connected to an earlier one at an arts cafe.

Danish television station TV2 said a large metro and train station nearby, Norreport, was being evacuated.

Police could not yet describe the precise condition of the person shot in the head or the police officers who were hurt in synagogue attack.

The attack followed a shooting earlier Saturday on a cafe which hosted a debate on freedom of speech and was attended by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has been threatened with death for his cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. One man died in that attack, and police said a suspect was still at large.

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said Denmark was on high alert after a “terrorist attack” police said was aimed at Vilks, who stirred controversy in 2007 with published drawings depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a dog.

The cafe complex was hosting a cultural event called “Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression”. French ambassador to Denmark Francois Zimeray, who was attending the event, likened the shooting to the attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris by Islamist militants that killed 12 people last month.

“We feel certain now that it was a politically motivated attack, and thereby it was a terrorist attack,” Thorning-Schmidt told journalists close to the site of the attack.

European Council President Donald Tusk called the attack “another brutal terrorist attack targeted at our fundamental values and freedoms, including the freedom of expression.”

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