Copenhagen Gunman Killed In Shootout With Police

Three people are dead, including the suspected gunman, and a number of police are injured, following a series of attacks in the Danish city of Copenhagen.
The city was on high alert yesterday after a gunman opened fire on an event promoting freedom of speech, killing one; later the same day, a young man was shot and killed outside a synagogue
Surveillance footage indicated that the same person was behind both shootings. 
Residents in the central part of the city were urged to stay indoors, and after an hours-long search, police said that they had shot and killed a man outside Noerreboro train station.
The pro-freedom of speech event had been attended by artist Lars Vilks, who has drawn death threats thanks to cartoons depicting Muhummad. Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has condemned the shootings as acts of terror.
Tony Abbott has released a statement on the attacks. “As with the Charlie Hebdo atrocity in Paris, the Copenhagen attack is an affront to one of our most fundamental values – freedom of speech,” he said. 
“We stand with the people and government of Denmark in confronting this cynical attempt to undermine that fundamental right.” Abbott is due to deliver a statement on Australia’s national security next week.
via Fairfax
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