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Twin attacks in Copenhagen leave one dead, six injured

February 15, 2015 | By

Copenhagen: Parts of Copenhagen were on lockdown last night after deadly twin attacks on the Danish capital on Feb. 14. A café holding an event in support of “freedom of speech” was attacked by two gunmen early on Saturday, leaving one man dead and three police officers injured.

Twin attacks in Copenhagen leave one dead, six injured

Twin attacks in Copenhagen leave one dead, six injured

After searching for the gunman for hours, police reported another shooting near a synagogue in downtown Copenhagen after midnight. One person dead from a gunshot wound to the head and two police officers were left injured. The gunman fled on foot, and police warned people to be vigilant and follow the instructions of officers flooding the city centre.

The meeting was organised by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has faced several death threats for his controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

The attack came just over a month after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, in which 17 people were killed.

As many as 200 bullet holes ripped through the window of the Krudttoenden café and at least two people were taken away on stretchers, including a uniformed police officer.

The gunmen then fled the area in a dark coloured VW Polo car, according to witnesses. The car was later found in a nearby street but the two gunmen were still at large on Saturday night.

Helle Merete Brix, one of the organisers of the event – called Art, Blasphemy And The Freedom Of Expression – confirmed that Vilks was at the event but had not been injured.

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