Another jihad attack has taken place, this time in Copenhagen, at a convention for free speech issues where Lars Vilks was attending
At least one civilian was killed and three Denmark police officers were shot and wounded during a Copenhagen cafe free speech debate. Two Danish-speaking gunmen, dressed in dark clothes, are on the loose, police said.
About 30 bullets burst threw the windows of Krudttoenden cafe in northern Copenhagen during a Saturday event organized by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has been threatened for drawing the Prophet Muhammed, according to BBC.
"I heard someone firing with an automatic weapons and someone shouting. Police returned the fire and I hid behind the bar. I felt surreal, like in a movie," Niels Ivar Larsen, one of the speakers at the event, told the TV2 channel.
The gunmen sped off in a dark Volkswagen Polo just after the shooting around 4 p.m., police said.
The gunmen killed a 40-year-old man who was attending the event, police said in a statement. They did not release any other details.
Vilks was not injured at the event titled, "Art, blasphemy and the freedom of expression," organizer Helle Merete Brix told the Associated Press.
"I saw a masked man running past," the organizer said. She believed it was "clearly" an attack on Lars Vilks.
French Ambassador Francois Zimeray had just wrapped up speaking at the event when the shooting broke out. He is still alive, he tweeted.
At least two people were taken away on stretchers, including a uniformed police officer.
The police are now hunting for the terrorists, and we must hope they capture them soon. I hope Denmark's authorities now realize what kind of danger they've got in their own midst, just like in France.
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