Man behind Aarhus bomb threat admitted to psych ward

April 2nd, 2013

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The 29-year-old threatened to blow up an Aarhus bus and to kill cartoonist Kurt Westergaard

The 29-year-old man who was arrested last week after an outburst on an Aarhus bus has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital. 


The man was sentenced to police custody in absentia on Thursday at the Aarhus courthouse for his actions. The man was riding an Aarhus city bus last week on Wednesday when he started shouting that he was a terrorist. He threatened to blow up the bus and also made threats aimed at controversial cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, who is the man behind the most inflammatory image from the 2006 Cartoon Crisis. Westergaard has been the subject of numerous death threats since Jyllands-Posten published the Mohammed drawings in late 2005.


Following his outburst, the man got off the bus and fled from the police. East Jutland Police found a man matching his identity a short time later and were forced to fire warning shots at him to get him to stop. He was arrested and police said they are certain they have apprehended the right man and that there are no other suspects. 


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