Denmark’s Copenhagen Cafe & Synagogue Valentine’s Day Terror Shootings
February 14, 2015: Valentine’s Day Terror Shooting: As in France a few weeks ago with satire-artist, Charlie Hebdo, so now in Denmark’s central Copenhagen. It’s believed freedom of speech is under attack against Swedish also a satirist-artist, Lars Vilks, with drawings of the Prophet Mohummad (and Jesus Christ).
Approximately 30 to 200 bullet shots were fired from automatic weapons by two terrorists, first at a cafe then within hours at a nearby Jewish Synagogue earlier Saturday.
Copenhagen is now heavily guarded with a manhunt in progress searching for the two terrorist shooters.
Article: 14 Feb, 2015: “Twin attacks in Copenhagen leave one dead, six injured”
“A Copenhagen café holding an event in support of freedom of speech was attacked by two gunmen on Saturday, leaving one man dead and three police officers injured.”
“The meeting was organised by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has faced several death threats for his controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.”
“The café in northern Copenhagen, known for its jazz concerts, was hosting an event titled “Art, blasphemy and the freedom of expression” when the shots were fired.” (source: Telegraph)
Vilks is now at an undisclosed location.
Quotes Vilks from a Culture Center: “It erupted panic” (translated to English). — First broke out panic. People crawled under the tables. Bodyguards my left me quickly from there. said Vilks about the moment when an unknown assailant attacked Saturday afternoon. He says that none of the people who were inside the lecture hall were wounded. We were well insulated inside. It would have gone much worse if it had happened during intermission, while people walked out, he said in a telephone interview with the AP.”
Man dead after shooting in Copenhagen:
“The man who was shot by the Jewish synagogue in the center of Copenhagen at midnight, is dead. The police said at a news conference. Earlier Saturday night enlightened police that a person had been shot in the head and that two police officers were shot in respectively arm and leg. The policemen are out of danger. The police know yet whether there is any connection between the shootings in Krystalgade at midnight and kytingen against kulturhuset Krudttønden in 15.30 o’clock.” VG Direkte. (translated to English)
White House condemns attack:
“US condemns night skuddattent in Copenhagen and stand ready to assist with the investigation, according to a statement from the White House, writes Danish TV2.” (source: VG Direkte)
Live news feed available at VG Direkte. (Click your mouse to translate to English.)
(Denmark’s Copenhagen Cafe & Synagogue Valentine’s Day Terror Shootings)