Attacker dead after hostage situation at German movie theater

Attacker dead after hostage situation at German movie theater
The attacker, who had taken hostages at a cinema complex in Viernheim, Germany, is now dead, according to police.
  • 23 June 2016

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    Police have confirmed that the attacker did take hostages before he was shot dead. Speaking to N-TV a police spokesman said that no other people were injured during the attack at Kinopolis complex in Viernheim.

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    Reports that none of the injured have bullet wounds, all injuries related to tear gas.

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    Reports that there was a hostage situation are unconfirmed, according to Bild. Shortly after 3:00 p.m. local time the gunman entered the cinema with a gun and cartridge belt around his shoulder, according to the German publication.

  • 15:15 GMT

    The situation is now under control at the scene, with reports that the gunman has been shot dead and at least 25 injured. German newspaper Bild reported that the gunman shot once in the air before 25 people were injured "by tear gas." No details have been released on the shooter.

  • 15:13 GMT

    The hostage situation has ended with no further danger, a police source told Faz Newspaper.