Copenhagen Gunman Involved in Killing Civilian Shot and Killed by Police


In Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, a gunman who is believed to have been responsible for killing a civilian and wounding two police officers at a cafe near a synagogue has been shot and killed by the police, according to the Breaking News site. The man who allegedly committed the earlier murder was confronted by the police early on Sunday morning, around 5:00 a.m., near a train station.

The alleged gunman in the earlier shooting that resulted in the death of a civilian in Copenhagen opened fire on the police. The police returned fire, killing the man. No police officers were harmed in the altercation.

The cafe in Copenhagen was hosting artwork by Lars Vilks, a Swedish artist who is controversial for having published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad as a dog in 2007. The initial shooting occurred on Saturday, February 14, at 3:30 p.m. Central European Time. It is not currently known if the shooting was done as a response to the art of Vilks being shown at the cafe, but that possibility is being investigated. Updates will follow as more information becomes available.

Written By Douglas Cobb

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