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German police storm movie theater kill gunman during hostage situation

June 23, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
German police storm movie theater kill gunman during hostage situation

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Police shot and killed an armed assailant during an active hostage situation at a movie theater in the Western part of the Germany on Thursday.

Fox News confirmed reports of multiple people who are undergoing treatment for injuries related to the attack.

German authorities described the unidentified man as a Neo-Nazi armed with a firearm and gunbelt of cartridges draped across his shoulder, entered the Kinpolis Complex in Viernheim, approximately 40 miles outside of Frankfurt as visitors watched either Alice In Wonderland, The Jungle Book or Central Intelligence.

Officials said the suspect had barricaded himself inside and began firing shots inside the theater.

Interior Minister Peter Beuth told local media special forces stormed the theater and opened fire killing the suspect during a rescue operation.

“The police thought that the gunman was holding hostages and because of that he was shot dead,” Hessen Beuth said. “We believe that there were no injured people and that the people who were in the cinema with the perpetrator could be freed uninjured,” Beuth said.

The Associated Press reported no hostages were shot during the standoff but dozens of people were treated for tear gas exposure.

Investigators described the scene as a “threat situation” before raiding the moving theater.

According to Norbert Schaetzle, police in the nearby city of Mannheim supported fellow members of the Viernheim Police in the operation.

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