A Danish commenter named blues has provided a translated summary of the events that occurred outside Kurt Westergaard’s house tonight:
A Somali male broke into Kurt Westergaard’s house tonight. He had an axe in his hand, but Kurt Westergaard managed to escape to a secured room in his house, which the intruder was unable to get into. The police arrived after two minutes (Westergaard has an alarm in his house connected to the police).
Outside the house the Somali man attacked the police. Two shots were fired by the police, and the Somali was wounded in his hand and knee.
Right now the police are waiting for the bomb squad in order to examine a bag that was left outside the house.
The Somali man is now in the hospital guarded by the police. The charge will be attempted murder.
It was an axe. He threw it after a policeman. That’s why he has two charges of attempted murder.
PET (Danish Secret Police) say the assailant is connected to Somali Al-Shabab terror movement.
Shots have been fired outside of cartoonist Kurt Westergaard’s home in Viby.
The cartoonist was at home and the alarm button was pushed as three men tried to force their way in.
The police department in East Jutland has confirmed the incident to politiken.dk. A press release will be sent out later tonight. The men were stopped by police officers monitoring Westergaard’s house. One of them has been shot in the leg and is now being treated in the hospital. The police now have a strong presence around the house, and neighbors have been evacuated.
According to Ritzau’s Bureau [Danish news agency] a bomb disposal unit has now arrived at Grøndalsvej in Viby, where the Jyllands-Posten cartoonist resides. Kurt Westergaard has been under death threats for many years. He drew one of the controversial Muhammad cartoons. In 2006 two men were arrested for conspiring to kill the cartoonist. And he has experienced bomb threats since that time.