Denmark’s intelligence service PET arrested five men Wednesday that were planning to shoot as many people as possible in a newspaper building of Jyllands-Posten daily where cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad were believed to be published.
The terror operation was described as an imminent attack designed to kill as many people as possible in a Mumbai-style gun attack.
Denmark’s intelligence arrested four men in two raids in suburbs of the capital, Copenhagen, and seized an automatic weapon, a silencer and ammunition.
Swedish police also arrested a 37-year-old Swedish citizen of Tunisian origin living in Stockholm.
The suspects were described as “militant Islamists with relations to international terror networks”
PET said it seized a 44-year-old Tunisian, a 29-year-old Lebanese-born man and a 30-year-old who were living in Sweden and had entered Denmark late Tuesday or early Wednesday. The fourth person detained was a 26-year-old Iraqi asylum-seeker living in Copenhagen.