Copenhagen gunman was Danish-born 22-year-old, says Police

The gunman believed to have attacked a Copenhagen synagogue and a free speech event on Saturday was a Danish-born 22-year-old known to police because of past violence, gang-related activities and possession of weapons, police said in a statement on Sunday.

Reuters| Updated: Feb 16, 2015, 01:01 AM IST

Copenhagen: The gunman believed to have attacked a Copenhagen synagogue and a free speech event on Saturday was a Danish-born 22-year-old known to police because of past violence, gang-related activities and possession of weapons, police said in a statement on Sunday.

Police said they had identified the man, who was killed in an early-morning shootout on Sunday, but did not release his name.