May 13th, 2010
05:25 PM ET

Police: Swedish cartoonist object of attempted attack

Lars Vilks was defiant in the face of suggestions that his work insults Muslims.

The Swedish cartoonist whose depiction of the prophet Mohammed as a dog has elicited death threats was the object of an attempted attack Tuesday at Sweden's Uppsala University, police said.

The cartoonist, Lars Vilks, was not hurt, though a police officer was, said Jonas Eronen, commissioner with the Uppsala police. Two people were arrested, he said.

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