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Custody for 2 men suspected of helping gunman extended

February 26, 2015

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court has given another four weeks in custody to two men accused of helping a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen this month.

The Copenhagen police said Thursday that the men, who cannot be named under a court order, were being held until March 26.

They are suspected of helping Omar El-Hussein, who used an assault rifle to kill a Danish filmmaker attending a free speech event Feb. 14 in Copenhagen.

Hours later, El-Hussein killed a Jewish security guard outside a synagogue on Feb. 15 with a handgun. Five police officers also were wounded in both episodes. El-Hussein was shot dead in a police shootout later that day.

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