COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's intelligence agency says the gunman who fatally shot a filmmaker and a Jewish guard in February before being killed by police likely planned to leave the country after the attacks.
The PET agency said in a report that Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, of Palestinian heritage, got a new Danish passport nine days before the killings.
PET's report, dated Feb. 16 and obtained on Wednesday by The Associated Press, said the passport "could indicate that he planned to travel, for instance to Syria, after the attack."
On Feb. 14, Hussein gunned down the filmmaker at a free speech event and several hours later on Feb. 15 fatally shot a Jewish guard outside Copenhagen's main synagogue. Five officers were also wounded in the attacks.