Denmark authorities have launched a manhunt for two gunmen after three police officers were shot and wounded during a Copenhagen cafe free speech debate.
Danish media reported multiple shots have been fired at a Copenhagen cafe where a meeting about freedom of speech was being held, which was organized by Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has faced numerous threats for caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad in 2007.
Some 30 bullet holes in the window of the Krudttoenden cafe when French Ambassador Francois Zimeray was speaking at the event. He tweeted he is still alive.
Still alive in the room
— Frankrigs ambassadør (@francedk) February 14, 2015
Helle Merete Brix, one of the organizers of the event, told The Associated Press that Vilks was present at the event but had not been injured. When the artist is in Denmark, he receives police protection as a result of multiple long-time threats from radical Islamists.
The cafe in northern Copenhagen, known for its jazz concerts, was hosting an event titled “Art, blasphemy and the freedom of expression” when the shots were fired.