Second Shooting Tears Apart Copenhagen


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John Hayward reports (2/15/15, 9:00 AM): Police in Copenhagen have stated they believe the man killed at the Norrebro train station, killed by officers after he opened fire on them, was the perpetrator of both the cafe and synagogue attacks, based on surveillance video from those incidents.

The UK Guardian quotes Danish security chief Jens Madsen saying the killer may have been “inspired by militant Islamist propaganda issued by IS [Islamic State] and other terror organisations.”  The individual has reportedly been “on the radar” of the intelligence services for some time.  Madsen theorized that he might have been seeking to replicate the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, a theory also advanced by cartoonist Lars Vilks, host of the event that came under attack.  At the time of this writing, the authorities have not released the name of the slain attacker.

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt described the attacks as “a cynical act of terror” and said she was “happy and relieved that police have disarmed the suspected perpetrator behind the two shootings.”  She said her country had “lived through some hours which we will never forget.”

Fox News further quotes the Prime Minister saying “We do not know the motive for the alleged perpetrator’s actions, but we know that there are forces that want to hurt Denmark. They want to rebuke our freedom of speech.”

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Reuters reports (11:16 PM): A second man has died from gunshot wounds.

(Reuters) – A man who had been shot in the head multiple times at a Copenhagen synagogue has died from his injuries, Danish police said on Sunday.

Denmark was on high alert and a massive manhunt was underway after the shooting on Saturday, in which two police officers were injured.

The attack occurred hours after a man sprayed bullets at a cafe hosting a debate on freedom of speech in an incident the prime minister called a terror act. One person was killed and three police officers were injured.

It was not yet known if there was a connection between the two attacks, Danish police said.

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Mary Chastain reports (10:39 PM): A livestream broadcast by Danish TV is recording the manhunt.

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Ian Hatchett reports (9:26 PM): CNN Producer Susanne Gargiulo reports that Danish police were telling citizens it was not safe to be in the streets of Copenhagen in the wake of two shootings in the city on Saturday.

Mary Chastain reports (9:16 PM):