Gunman Storms Cinema in Germany, Leaving at Least 25 People Injured

Incidents | June 23, 2016, Thursday // 18:54|  views

Photo source: BGNES

At least 25 people have been injured after a masked man stormed a cinema theater in Viernheim, near Frankfurt, in central Germany, Bild reported on Thursday.

State media quoted the interior ministry of Hesse federal province as saying that the man had been shot dead by police after he barricaded himself into the building and injured several cinema-goers with tear gas.

Special forces stormed the cinema theater and killed the man, according to local media reports. The authorities have also said that the man took hostages during the assault.

According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, it was unclear whether there was a political or ideological motive behind the attack or whether it was a robbery that went wrong.


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Tags: Germany, Viernheim, Hostages, cinema


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