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February 15, 2015 11:53 am

First Copenhagen Attack Victim Identified as Filmmaker; Investigators Explore Islamist Motivation

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Denmark residents leave flowers for the victims of the Copenhagen shooting attacks. One victim was a killing a Danish documentary filmmaker. Photo: Twitter.

New York Post – Danish police shot and killed a man early Sunday suspected of carrying out shooting attacks at a free speech event and then at a Copenhagen synagogue, killing a Danish documentary filmmaker and a member of the Scandinavian country’s Jewish community. Five police officers were also wounded in the attacks.

“Denmark has been hit by terror,” Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said. “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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