Copenhagen shootings:suspect known to police

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Added On February 16, 2015

Danish authorities say the 22-year-old suspect, who was shot dead by police on Sunday, had a history of violence, and may have been inspired by the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris last month.

The man had attacked a free speech debate in a cafe, shooting dead one person and injuring three police officers. 
 
A Jewish man was killed and two police officers were wounded in a later attack near a synagogue.
 
On Sunday, the suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police. 
 
The country's spy chief Jens Madsen said the gunman was already known to intelligence services and had a record of violence and possession of weapons.
 
He also said the suspect could have been inspired by the Paris attacks last month when Islamic militants killed 17 people at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish grocery store.
 
The suspect had only been freed from jail two weeks ago.
 
The shootings have put Denmark on high alert.