Report: Artist's Attacker Earlier Held in Kenya

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The Somali man who attacked Danish artist Kurt Westergaard last week, had been previously been arrested in Kenya in September, Danish media reported Sunday.

Westergaard was the artist who had depicted the Prophet Muhammad in a controversial newspaper cartoon.

In the Kenyan case, the Somali was accused of planning an attack against Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while she was in the country.

Police shot the suspect during the attack Friday night. Authorities later charged him with two counts of attempted murder.

The man allegedly broke into artist Westergaard's home and tried to kill him with an axe and a knife. But Westergaard escaped and fled into to a specially-made safe room and alerted police.

Westergaard is one of twelve Danish artists whose cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad outraged the Muslim world in 2006.

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