BREAKING: Heavily Armed Man Opens Fire In Theater – SWAT On Site

BREAKING: Heavily Armed Man Opens Fire In Theater – SWAT On Site

In a developing story, witnesses are reporting there have been multiple shots fired by an alleged heavily-armed man roaming around a cinema complex in Viernheim, Germany. There are multiple victims reported with a number of 50+ wounded. This is what we have gathered so far:

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From The Federalist Papers:

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Heavily armed police surrounded the complex after the incident began on Thursday afternoon.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper said it was unclear if there was a political or ideological motive, or if it was an attempted robbery.

Mr Beuth also said: “The police had an emergency call at 2:45pm [12:45 GMT]. The caller said there was a masked man… armed with a long gun. It is unclear whether it was a real gun.

“The caller heard four shots and said that the masked man appeared a little mentally unstable. Police special forces were called.”

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Sending prayers of protection to all those affected, God save them.

UPDATE:
A masked man who reportedly fired shots in a cinema complex in western Germany has been shot dead by police, the state’s interior minister has said.

Peter Beuth told the state of Hessen’s parliament that police stormed the Kinopolis complex in Viernheim, near Frankfurt, after shots were reported.
“The police thought that the gunman was holding hostages and because of that he was shot dead,” he added.

Mr Beuth said no-one else had been hurt.

However, reports said some people were suffering the effects of tear gas released as police stormed the complex.

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