Slain suspect in Copenhagen attacks just got out of prison

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Slain suspect in Copenhagen attacks just got out of prison
The suspect of the shootings in Copenhagen that occurred this weekend, was known to be involved with criminal gangs, had a violent past and was recently released from jail.
Policemen secure the area around a building in Copenhagen, Denmark, where shots were fired on February 14, 2015 outside the venue of a debate held on Islam and free speech. According to Danish media, the French ambassador to Denmark attended the discussion. Unidentified assailants fired on a building where the debate was being held, the French ambassdor to Denmark told AFP from inside the venue. Reports said that Swedish artist Lars Vilks, the author of controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoons published in 2007 that sparked worldwide protests, was also at the debate. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN SYLVEST / SCANPIX DENMARK +++ DENMARK OUT (Photo credit should read MARTIN SYLVEST/AFP/Getty Images)
Policemen secure the area around a building in Copenhagen, Denmark, where shots were fired on February 14, 2015 outside the venue of a debate held on Islam and free speech. According to Danish media, the French ambassador to Denmark attended the discussion. Unidentified assailants fired on a building where the debate was being held, the French ambassdor to Denmark told AFP from inside the venue. Reports said that Swedish artist Lars Vilks, the author of controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoons published in 2007 that sparked worldwide protests, was also at the debate. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN SYLVEST / SCANPIX DENMARK +++ DENMARK OUT (Photo credit should read MARTIN SYLVEST/AFP/Getty Images)
Policemen secure the area around a building in Copenhagen, Denmark, where shots were fired on February 14, 2015 outside the venue of a debate held on art, blasphemy and free speech. According to Danish media, the French ambassador to Denmark attended the discussion. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX DENMARK +++ DENMARK OUT (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Policemen secure the area around a building in Copenhagen, Denmark, where shots were fired on February 14, 2015 outside the venue of a debate held on art, blasphemy and free speech. According to Danish media, the French ambassador to Denmark attended the discussion. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX DENMARK +++ DENMARK OUT (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Policemen secure the area around a building in Copenhagen, Denmark, where shots were fired on February 14, 2015 outside the venue of a debate held on art, blasphemy and free speech. According to Danish media, the French ambassador to Denmark attended the discussion. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX DENMARK +++ DENMARK OUT (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Forensic police officers work at the area around a cultural centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, where shots were fired during a debate on Islam and free speech on February 14, 2015. Unidentified gunmen killed at least one person and wounded several police officers after opening fire in what French authorities call 'a terrorist attack'. France's ambassador to Denmark Francois Zimeray, who was attending the debate, told AFP the attackers were seeking to replicate the January 7 assault by jihadists in Paris on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead. AFP PHOTO / CLAUS BJORN LARSEN (Photo credit should read CLAUS BJORN LARSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt speaks to journalists at a cultural centre in Copenhagen, Denmark, where shots were fired during a debate on Islam and free speech on February 14, 2015. Unidentified gunmen killed at least one person and wounded several police officers after opening fire in what French authorities call 'a terrorist attack'. France's ambassador to Denmark Francois Zimeray, who was attending the debate, told AFP the attackers were seeking to replicate the January 7 assault by jihadists in Paris on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead. AFP PHOTO / CLAUS BJORN LARSEN (Photo credit should read CLAUS BJORN LARSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
The first flowers have been laid at the corner of Gunner Nu Hansens Plads and Per Henrik Ling alle after a shooting attack at a cultural centre in Kanonhallen in Oesterbro, a district of Copenhagen, Denmark, where shots were fired during a debate on Islam and free speech on February 14, 2015. Unidentified gunmen killed at least one person and wounded several police officers after opening fire in what French authorities call 'a terrorist attack'. France's ambassador to Denmark Francois Zimeray, who was attending the debate, told AFP the attackers were seeking to replicate the January 7 assault by jihadists in Paris on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX DENMARK / MARTIN SYLVEST +++ DENMARK OUT +++ (Photo credit should read MARTIN SYLVEST/AFP/Getty Images)
Emergency services personnel stand behind a police cordon on February 15, 2015, close to Norrebro station where the alleged offender of a terrorist attack, was killed. In a first attack, a 55-year-old man was killed at a panel discussion about Islam and free speech on Saturday attended by the Swedish cartoonist behind controversial caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. In a second attack, a Jewish man was killed and two police officers were wounded outside Copenhagen's main synagogue early Sunday. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX DENMARK / MARTIN SYLVEST (Photo credit should read MARTIN SYLVEST/AFP/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - FEBRUARY 15: Danish policemen arrest an drunk man shortly after a shooting near a synagogue in central Copenhagen, Denmark on 15 February 2015 after one person was shot in the head and two policemen were shot in the arm and leg in Krystalgade, a street that is home to Copenhagen's main synagogue. (Photo by Freya Ingrid Morales/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - FEBRUARY 15: A policeman inform tourist about the situation and instruct them around the police cordon near Norreport Train Station on February 15, 2015 after one person was shot in the head and two policemen were shot in the arm and leg in Krystalgade, a street that is home to Copenhagen's main synagogue. (Photo by Freya Ingrid Morales/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Police officers take cover behind their patrol cars on the streets of central Copenhagen on February 15, 2015 after one person was shot in the head and two policemen were shot in the arm and leg in Krystalgade, a street that is home to Copenhagen's main synagogue. It was not confirmed if the incident was related to Saturday's deadly shooting at a cultural centre in Copenhagen where a debate on Islam and free speech was being held. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX DENMARK / MARTIN SYLVEST +++ DENMARK OUT +++ (Photo credit should read MARTIN SYLVEST/AFP/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - FEBRUARY 15: Danish policemen arrest an drunk man shortly after a shooting near a synagogue in central Copenhagen, Denmark on 15 February 2015 after one person was shot in the head and two policemen were shot in the arm and leg in Krystalgade, a street that is home to Copenhagen's main synagogue. (Photo by Freya Ingrid Morales/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The slain gunman behind two deadly shooting attacks in Copenhagen was released from jail just two weeks ago and might have become radicalized there last summer, a source close to the Danish terror investigation told The Associated Press on Monday.

Two Danish sources close to the investigation confirmed to the AP that the slain gunman was named Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because Copenhagen police have not named the gunman, who they said was a 22-year-old Dane. Several Danish media have already named him.

One source told the AP that El-Hussein had been in pre-trial detention for a long time but was released two weeks ago. He also said the corrections authority had alerted Danish security service PET last year after they noticed worrisome changes in El-Hussein's behavior. He wouldn't elaborate.

The weekend attacks in Copenhagen killed two people and wounded five police officers.

The news about the suspected gunman came as Danes mourned the two victims of the country's first fatal terror attacks in 30 years - and, in an unusual development, some also put flowers at the spot where police killed El-Hussein.

While Danish court on Monday jailed two suspected accomplices of El-Hussein's for 10 days, the prime minister insisted there were no signs the gunman had any links to a wider terror network.

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