Police in Copenhagen have shot dead a ‘jihadi’ gunman responsible for two attacks on the city in which a film director and Jewish security guard were killed yesterday.
The shooter, who has not been named, was killed after opening fire on officers surrounding the station in Norrebro at around 5am today.
Two men were killed in separate attacks at a free speech event and a synagogue yesterday.
Finn Norgaard has been named by local media as the 55-year-old killed at Krudttonden cafe in the north of the city.
Hours later, Dan Uzan, a 37-year-old Jewish security guard was shot in the head as he stood outside a building belonging to the city’s Great Synagogue.
Mr Uzan, who was protecting the entrance of a young girl’s Bat Mitzvah party of 80 people, died in hospital last night.
At 5am this morning police closed in on Norrebro metro station as the suspect emerged with a weapon.
He was killed in return fire after shooting at officers who had surrounding the area.
This afternoon police revealed the man had been identified.
‘We have knowledge of the man’s identity but due to the ongoing investigation we are not in a position to reveal (it),’ a police spokesman said today.
Asked whether the man belonged to any known terrorist groups, he added: ‘I cannot comment on whether he is connected to any known groups.
The man shot dead by police at 5am this morning is thought to have been responsible for the terror attacks across the city yesterday.
At around 4pm local time around 200 bullets were fired at Krudttonden cafe where an event on free speech was being held.
The reported intended target was the Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has been known to draw the Prophet Mohammed as a dog.
Vilks, 68, escaped the attack, during which witnesses said the man, who has not yet been named, was shouting in Arabic.
Mr Norgaard was instead killed in the shooting. Friends and colleagues of the documentary maker told Danish news outlets that he was a peaceful person whose work had never focused on Islamic subjects.
Hours later a man, named by local Jewish communities as Dan Uzan, was shot in the head near the city’s Great Synagogue.
By Sophie J. Evans,Laurie Hanna,Flora Drury & Jennifer Smith – Daily Mail –