One person has been killed and two police officers have been injured after a gunman opened fire near Copenhagen’s Great Synagogue, the second incident in the city in 12 hours.

A civilian has died after being shot in the head, and two police officers suffered arm and leg injuries at the incident on Krystalgade in the centre of the city.

The Police have cordoned off the streets around the synagogue, and say that it is not safe to stay outside in inner Copenhagen.

It is currently unclear whether the attacked is linked to the earlier shooting at a free speech debate at a cafe in the city, that left one person dead and two police officers injured.

Police continue to hunt for the gunman from the earlier attack, which Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt described as a politically motivated act of terrorism. The fatality of the first attack has been confirmed as a 55 -year-old civilian man.

Meanwhile, Germany has begun searching cars at checkpoints along its border with Denmark.

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