Two men suspected of aiding the man who killed two people and wounded five others in separate shootings in Copenhagen over the weekend have been arrested, police say.
The men were arrested during raids yesterday. According to the Associated Press, they are said to have hid the gunman and helped him dispose of a weapon. Their attorney, Michael Juul Eriksen, told the Associated Press that they were arraigned this morning. Local media has identified the shooter as 22-year-old Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, but Danish authorities have yet to do so.
The first shooting took place on Saturday afternoon during a free speech event held at a cafe by artist Lars Vilks. Three officers were injured, and 55-year-old Finn Norgaard was killed. Hours later, the gunman opened fire at a synagogue, injuring two more people and killing 37-year-old Dan Uzan. The gunman was killed during a stand-off with police early yesterday morning.
The Associated Press reports that the two gunmen will be jailed for 10 days, and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said the shooter was not part of a wider terror cell:
We have no indication at this stage that he was part of a cell, she said. But we will of course in the coming time evaluate our fight against radicalization. We are already doing a lot.
[via Associated Press]