The Danish cartoonist, who has received several death threats since a Danish newspaper four years ago published his drawing featuring Mohammed wearing a turban in the shape of a bomb, was at home in Viby near the western city of Aarhus when the 27-year-old and two others tried to get in, daily Politiken reported online.

Guards repulsed the three intruders as security alarms were set off, and the wounded man was hospitalised.

Denmark’s Ritzau news agency said a dozen police vehicles were at the scene while sappers were sent in to look for a bomb that might have been laid.