Update 2/15/2015 12:15am
Live-blogging Copenhagen has closed; I’m going to bed.
Police in Copenhagen have shot a man near Nørrebro train station; condition of man unknown, police say.
We’ll see what develops by the morning. You night owls and Europeans will know it before I do.
Update 9:37pm EST: Gateway Pundit has lots of of links, photos, and video.
Update 8:50pm EST: Danish police say they have pretty much every available person called in and active. Live coverage indicates that night clubs are being evacuated.
Update 8:33pm EST: Here’s an English language link.
Update 8:18pm EST: Police are searching parks in central Copenhagen to find the attacker.
Update 7:58pm EST: Message from a Danish contact: There have been 2 attacks in Copenhagen this evening. My friend tells me that almost the whole of Copenhagen is shut down. I admit to receiving secondhand knowledge as I don’t have a TV.
Update 7:52pm EST: Unconfirmed: The Danish army seems to be in central Copenhagen.
Update 7:42pm EST:
In contrast to the shooting at the Vilks event, this is the core of Copenhagen. The very center.
Police with machine guns are everywhere. They’re all-in now.
Helicopters are trying to locate the perpetrator.
One person hit in the head. One policeman hit in the arm, one in the leg.
Update 7:39pm: Live feed from the synagogue shootings
Nørreport station is evacuated, trains aren’t stopping there for the time being.
The shooter is still at large, police say “Central Copenhagen cannot be considered safe.”
Update: 7:35pm EST: A Danish contact writes:
I just got a messag from [name] and he writes: 1 person shot in the head and 2 police officers right by a Jewish syagogue!!! Right by Nørreport Station, our main S-train hub.
Update 7:19pm EST: Danish Police: Shots Fired at Copenhagen Synagogue
Danish police are reporting that shots have been fired at a synagogue in Copenhagen.
No further details are available at present.
Update from Fjordman: Jyllands-Posten is now also stating that one civilian was killed, but no name is given.
Update 2: The Daily Mail has the story, with more photos and details. A Femen activist was one of the featured speakers.
Update 3, from Fjordman: The three policemen are not mortally wounded, according to the MSM.
Update, 6.18pm: The civilian killed in Saturday’s shooting attack was a 40-year-old Danish citizen, police have said. Police added that they have founded the suspected getaway vehicle but two suspects are still at large.
Update, 6.08pm: Reports of up to 200 shots fired
The French ambassdor to Denmark told AFP from inside the venue that shots rang out in the midst of a debate on Islam and free speech in Copenhagen.
“They fired on us from the outside. It was the same intention as [the January 7 attack on] Charlie Hebdo except they didn’t manage to get in,” Francois Zimeray said by telephone.
A group of would-be assassins attempted to kill Lars Vilks, the creator of the Modoggies, at a free-speech event today in Copenhagen. The Swedish artist had organized the event, and a number of guests, including the French ambassador to Denmark, were in attendance when the attack occurred. Mr. Vilks was unhurt, but several police officers were wounded. Thirty to forty shots were fired, and two gunmen are at large. According to The Telegraph, one civilian is said to have been killed, but this is unconfirmed.
Steen has a comprehensive discussion. It’s in Danish, but Google does a pretty good job of translating it. He says the event continued after the attack, which certainly sounds like Lars Vilks’ style — he doesn’t rattle easily
The event was entitled “Art, blasphemy and the freedom of expression”. Well, we know what Islam thinks about such topics. However, I’m sure everyone realizes that this incident had nothing to do with Islam.
Hat tip: The Dutch Patriot, in the comments.