Munich shooting prompts urgent transport service shutdown in German city
While there are conflicting reports over whether a second shooting has taken place in the city, police are urging people to stay indoors and avoid certain areas, including the Marienplatz metro station.
Die Münchner Polizei hat klargestellt, dass es am Stachus in der Innenstadt einen Fehlalarm und keine Schießerei gegeben hat.— BR24 (@BR24) July 22, 2016
@sandragoldehaan another shooting perhaps in the centre of Munich. Police tells people to stay at home, no traffic, taxis avoid Marienplatz— Sabine Kern (@SabineMKern) July 22, 2016
The search for those behind the fatal shooting continues and at the request of the police, transport authorities in the city have shut down a number of train, tram and bus lines.
BREAKING: Munich's Sueddeutsche Zeitung paper says city's transit system has shut down following shooting at a mall.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 22, 2016
Footage has emerged of people running from underground stations around the city.
BREAKING Shooter and/or shooters in Munich on the loose. Remain inside: Police. Public transport evacuated, video: pic.twitter.com/h5rEIhw5qQ— The Mexico Times (@MexicoTimes) July 22, 2016
According to De Telegraaf newspaper, police have also asked for the city’s taxi drivers who are currently working to make their way to the central square and have advised against picking up any more passengers for the time being.
Just talked to my sister in Munich. All undergrounds are down, taxi services are down, all taxis are used up. It's crazy— katrin (@KatrinK5SOS) July 22, 2016
Motorists have also been asked to avoid any motorways around the city.
A number of embassies and consulates in Munich have also issued alerts warning people to stay indoors following the shooting.
We strongly advise all to shelter in place. Munich police are reporting multiple shooting incidents in the city.— US Consulate Munich (@usconsmunich) July 22, 2016