Gunmen in Copenhagen, Denmark, stormed a building where controversial cartoonist Lars Vilks and his supporters had gathered Saturday, killing a man and wounding three police officers before driving away from the scene, police and witnesses said.
Helle Merete Brix -- the founder of the Lars Vilks Committee, created two years ago in support of the Swedish cartoonist whose portrayals of the Prophet Mohammed angered many in the Muslim world -- told CNN that security personnel on site moved her and others to safe areas once they realized a shooting had taken place.
She and Vilks ended up in a storage room together, holding hands, until police told them it was OK to come out.
"We have never taken any chances," Brix said, referring to the heavy security from police, Danish intelligence services and Vilks' own security guards at this and other committee events. "What we have so much been frightened would happen happened."
The attackers fled the scene in a dark Volkswagen Polo, according to Copenhagen police. Read on...