BBC News is reporting that Danish police are saying that five suspected Islamist militants have been arrested for “planning a gun attack at the Copenhagen offices of a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005”. Four suspects have been held in Demark, after raids on apartments in Copenhagen superbs, and one further suspect in Sweden. The suspects are two Swedish residents with Tunisian backgrounds, one Lebanon-born Swede, an Iraqi and one with Swedish heritage.
The plan is described by officials as a gun attack on the offices of newspaper Jyllands-Posten, to kill as many people as possible. Danish politician Justice Minister Lars Barfoed is quoted as saying that this is “the most serious attempt at terror so far in Denmark”.