Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt
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Denmark shooting: Prime Minister Thorning-Schmidt says 'terrorist attack'

A shooting at a free speech debate in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, is being treated as "a terrorist attack", the Danish prime minister says.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt said the attack was "politically motivated" and that the country was on a high state of alert.

A manhunt is under way for a suspect who targeted the event at the Krudttoennen cafe in the Oesterbro district of the city.

Controversial cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has drawn caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, is understood to have been present at the debate.

  • 14 Feb 2015
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