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(Bloomberg) -- Police in Zurich fired at a man in a residential area of the city on Thursday in what officials said was not a terrorist incident.

Nobody was killed as police fired shots at a “suspect who resisted arrest” in the city’s sixth district, according to spokesman Adrian Feubli, who said police had mounted a “large operation.”

Authorities across Europe have been on heightened alert in recent days following a weekend shooting in Copenhagen that police say may have been an attempt to copy the massacre at magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in which 12 people were killed.

The Jan. 7 killings at the satirical weekly’s office in Paris by men the police say were radical Islamists has touched off debate about the balance between freedom of speech and religious tolerance in France and other countries.

To contact the reporter on this story: Catherine Bosley in Zurich at cbosley1@bloomberg.net To contact the editors responsible for this story: Fergal O’Brien at fobrien@bloomberg.net Zoe Schneeweiss, Albertina Torsoli

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