Yahya Hassan campaigning for the National Party in 2015. Photo: Simon Skipper/Scanpix
The controversial Islam critic was sent to remand prison to await his trial, after appearing in court in Aarhus on Monday morning charged for illegal possession of a weapon and “qualified violence”.
According to the police, Hassan fired five shots from a revolver after a brawl broke out at a shopping centre in Aarhus on Sunday night.
One shot injured the young man, Tolunay Yildizin, in the foot, a wound for which he was treated in hospital before being released later on Sunday night.
"I was there completely by chance at the time he came out of that pizzeria," Yildizin told Ekstrabladet newspaper. "I saw a fierce-looking man coming towards me and I was thinking 'who is this?' and then I saw that he had a gun".
A video, shared on the 'Yahya Hassan & de 24 røvere' Facebook page, showed a man, who the page claims is Hassan, bellowing "I will blow them away" and waving a revolver.
Hassan, a controversial and outspoken figure in Denmark’s fraught debate on Islam and immigration, campaigned for the newly founded National Party in last June’s general election in Denmark.
He was forced to resign in February after he was arrested for driving under the influence of illegal drugs.
In 2013, Hassan's poetry book Yahya Hassan, sold more than 100,000 copies making him the country's best-selling debut poet.
Yahya Hassan skyder ung mand i foden her til aften ! - Yahya Hassan beder drengen om at smide hans telefon, da han bliver taget i at drengen filmer ham med besiddelse af en pistol. Episoden fandt sted i kappelvænget området i Århus hvor Yahya Hassan også igår fik brækket sin næse. . - Forudrettet kommer fra Århus V området og er 17 år gammel, Forudrettet er udenfor livsfare og er blevet udskrevet. Yahya Hassan & de 24 røvere
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