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Denmark police confirm identity of gunman in Copenhagen shootings

  • Bullet holes are seen in the window of the cultural center one of the locations of the weekend shootings in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.   A Danish gunman who attacked a free-speech seminar and a synagogue was released about two weeks ago from a jail where he may have been radicalized while serving time for a vicious stabbing. As Denmark mourned the two victims, these and other troubling details emerged Monday about Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein's path to the country's worst terror spree in three decades.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Bullet holes are seen in the window of the cultural center one of the locations of the weekend shootings in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. A Danish gunman who attacked a free-speech seminar and a synagogue was released about two weeks ago from a jail where he may have been radicalized while serving time for a vicious stabbing. As Denmark mourned the two victims, these and other troubling details emerged Monday about Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein's path to the country's worst terror spree in three decades.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)  (The Associated Press)

  • Young people take a look at the cultural center one of the locations of the weekend attacks in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.  A Danish gunman who attacked a free-speech seminar and a synagogue was released about two weeks ago from a jail where he may have been radicalized while serving time for a vicious stabbing. As Denmark mourned the two victims, these and other troubling details emerged Monday about Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein's path to the country's worst terror spree in three decades. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Young people take a look at the cultural center one of the locations of the weekend attacks in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. A Danish gunman who attacked a free-speech seminar and a synagogue was released about two weeks ago from a jail where he may have been radicalized while serving time for a vicious stabbing. As Denmark mourned the two victims, these and other troubling details emerged Monday about Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein's path to the country's worst terror spree in three decades. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)  (The Associated Press)

  • Flowers are laid in front of the synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, following recent attacks. A Danish gunman who attacked a free-speech seminar and a synagogue was released about two weeks ago from a jail where he may have been radicalized while serving time for a vicious stabbing. As Denmark mourned the two victims, these and other troubling details emerged Monday about Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein's path to the country's worst terror spree in three decades.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Flowers are laid in front of the synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, following recent attacks. A Danish gunman who attacked a free-speech seminar and a synagogue was released about two weeks ago from a jail where he may have been radicalized while serving time for a vicious stabbing. As Denmark mourned the two victims, these and other troubling details emerged Monday about Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein's path to the country's worst terror spree in three decades.(AP Photo/Michael Probst)  (The Associated Press)

Danish police have confirmed the name of the gunman who opened fire at a free-speech seminar and a synagogue in Copenhagen and revealed details of the weapons used in the deadly attacks.

Police spokesman Joergen Skov says 22-year-old Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein killed a Danish filmmaker outside the seminar Saturday with a single shot with a M95 assault rifle. He then sprayed the entrance with 27 bullets, wounding three police officers inside.

Later, Skov says, El-Hussein fired nine rounds with two handguns outside the synagogue where a security guard was killed. Two police officers were wounded.

Skov says El-Hussein carried the two handguns when he was shot by police early Sunday.