BOMB SQUAD Checking Out Suspect Package Sent to Newspaper of Cartoonist Lars Vilks
A suspicious package was sent to a Swedish newspaper that previously published controversial Muhammad cartoons by artist Lars Vilks.
Artist Lars Vilks is on the Al-Qaeda hit list.
A Swedish bomb squad was sent Wednesday to examine a suspicious letter sent to the office of Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks.
USA Today reported:
A Swedish bomb squad was sent Wednesday to examine a suspicious letter sent to Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks at his offices at a provincial newspaper in central Sweden that published his controversial caricature of the prophet Mohammed eight years ago.
Vilks, 68, has received numerous death threats over the years for his drawing in 2007 that pictured the founder of Islam as a dog.
Vilks was a likely target of the shooting on Saturday at a Copenhagen cafe that killed one person and injured three police officers. He was injured in the shooting.
The 22-year-old Danish-born gunman who attacked the cafe was later killed by police after he shot and killed another man outside a Copenhagen synagogue. He was described as coming to admire the Islamic extremist movement after being radicalized in prison.