Police in Copenhagen say they have shot dead a man who opened fire on them close to the sites of two earlier attacks in the Danish capital, according to a BBC report.
They are investigating whether the man might be behind deadly shootings hours earlier at a cafe and another one near a synagogue.
In the first attack, one person was killed and two injured during a free speech debate in a cafe attended by Cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has faced death threats over his caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
In the second, a Jewish man was killed and two police officers wounded near the city’s main synagogue.
It was not immediately clear whether or how the shootings may have been connected.
Early on Sunday, police said they had been keeping an address under observation in the district of Norrebro, waiting for the occupant to return.
When he showed up, he noticed the officers, pulled out a gun and opened fire, police said. They returned fire and shot him dead.
Norrebro is a predominantly immigrant district of Copenhagen, about three miles (5km) away from the synagogue where the shooting took place just hours earlier.
The BBC’s Malcolm Brabant in Copenhagen says the city has been abuzz with sirens and helicopters, amid fears that other attacks could be imminent.
Police have warned residents that it is not safe to be in the city centre, although they stress that there is no curfew in force.
A massive manhunt was launched after the first shooting, which took place during a free speech debate attended by a Swedish cartoonist.