Man charged after cartoonist's home invaded
Danish police link man accused of attempted murder to Somali terror group
The suspect, 28, faces two counts of attempted murder.
Police in the city of Aarhus were called to the home of Kurt Westergaard, 75, on Friday night to confront a man armed with an axe and a knife, said Jakob Scharf, head of Denmark's PET intelligence agency.
The artist, who has received previous death threats, pressed an alarm after the man broke a window and entered his home. Westergaard and his visiting five-year-old granddaughter fled to a specially made safe room.
Officers shot the suspect in the knee and hand when he threatened them with the axe, police said.
The suspect's name was not released in line with Danish privacy rules. A cloth covered his face to conceal his identity as he was wheeled into court in Aarhus, 200 kilometres northwest of Copenhagen.
Police said the man's wounds were serious but not life-threatening.
Westergaard remains a potential target for extremists nearly five years after he drew a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, a drawing that was published along with 11 others in the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.
Jakob Scharf, who heads the PET intelligence service, said the attempt on the artist's life was "terror related." The suspect is alleged to have ties with the Islamist militant group al-Shabaab in Somalia.
Scharf said the man had been under PET's surveillance but not in connection with Westergaard.
With files from The Associated Press