Mass Shooting at German Cinema, At Least 25 Injured

Mass Shooting at German Cinema, At Least 25 Injured
Thu Jun 23, 2016 20:22:54

An armed man has opened fire at a cinema complex in western Germany, injuring at least 25 people.

Local media reported that between 20 and 50 people were wounded after the armed man opened fire and then barricaded himself inside the Kinoplex cinema in Viernheim town, near Frankfurt.

German Special Forces teams arrived at the scene of the incident.

German police are heading to the scene of a mass shooting in Viernheim town, near Frankfurt, on June 23, 2016.

Germany's interior minister has been quoted by local media as saying that the gunman was shot and killed during the commando operation to arrest him, British daily The Telegraph reported.

Faz newsaper said that the hostage situation has now ended and that there is "no further danger," citing police sources.

Earlier, Christiane Kobus, a German police spokesman, confirmed that a "threat situation" was underway but did not give further details.

Police in Germany are yet to confirm this.

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