Danes issue arrest warrant for target shooters

AP News
Posted: Jun 04, 2014 12:15 PM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has issued an international arrest warrant for four men suspected of shooting at effigies of prominent Danes, which is illegal under Danish anti-terror laws.

Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen says the men, aged 22-24, have been filmed firing automatic weapons at targets in an online video, but that it was unclear where or when it was made.

Buch-Jepsen said Wednesday some of the suspects may have been killed while fighting in Syria. The men can't be named under a court order.

One of the suspects apparently told a Danish radio station that the effigies were of people who had taunted the Prophet Muhammad and Islam, including NATO chief and former Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and cartoonist Kurt Westergaard whose 2005 drawings of the prophet sparked outrage in the Muslim world.