Westergaard Attacker Shot
A terrorist tried to kill Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard but was instead himself shot by police.
Mr Westergaard scrambled into a panic room at his home in Aarhus after a man wielding an axe and a knife broke in.
Danish officials said the intruder was a 28-year-old Somali, who they did not name, but said was linked to the radical Islamist al-Shabab militia.
The cartoon, printed in 2005, prompted violent protests the following year.
Mr Westergaard went in to hiding amid threats to his life, but emerged last year saying he wanted to live as normal a life as possible.
His house has been heavily fortified and is under close police protection.
Police said the man had entered Mr Westergaard’s house armed with a knife and axe and had shouted in broken English that he wanted to kill him.
Mr Westergaard ran to a specially designed panic room where he raised the alarm.
It’s amazing that this man has to live like this five years after drawing some cartoons. Then again, Salman Rushdie has been under death threat for more than twenty years for writing a book.