There were two Swedish police officers guarding the controversial artist Lars Vilks as he was participating in a meeting at the culture center in Copenhagen.
According to newspaper Sydsvenskan, when the attack started there, one of the officers emptied his entire magazine shooting at the attacker. And the newspaper said that police told them that if Vilks' guards hadn't been there and returned fire, the situation could have been much worse.
There were no Danish police in the area that reacted to the first attack.
Two people were killed in the attacks.