October 12, 2021

Copenhagen police search for gunmen who sprayed free speech meeting, killing 1

Copenhagen police search for gunmen who sprayed free speech meeting, killing 1Shots fired at free speech event in Denmark Copenhagen police were frantically searching Saturday for two gunmen with automatic weapons who opened fire on a cafe hosting a free speech event organized by a controversial Swedish artist who has faced threats for his caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. Police said the two suspects drove away in a dark Volkswagen Polo after they sprayed the Krudttoenden cafe with some 30 bullets, killing a 40-year-old man. The shooting also slightly injured three police officers. The artist, Lars Vilks was not hurt, the Danish news network, thelocal.dk , said, citing media reports. ADVERTISEMENT The TV2 channel reported later that police found the the car nearby. The car had been abandoned and there was no sign of the suspects. A shaken Francois Zimeray, the French ambassador to Denmark who spoke at the conference, tweeted that he was “still alive.” SkyNews reported that Zimeray told AFP: “They fired on us from the […]

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