WHAT HAPPENED IN GERMANY: RUNDOWN

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There was a terror attack in Munich, Germany hours ago.  Various local media outlets are stating that multiple gunmen went on a shooting spree in a shopping mall, killing at least 6 people and wounding multiple others.   A manhunt is currently underway for the gunmen, although one has been reported to have killed himself.

According to the AP: The latest on an attack Friday night in Munich (all times local):

9:45 p.m.
Eyewitnesses stating gunman in McDonalds targeting children, CNN reporting.

Fox News reporting that possibility exists that shooters are right wing group based on witness accounts of shooter yelling things about immigrants.

9:15 p.m.

Obama says “exactly what’s happening” in Munich is unclear.

German police say 6 people have been killed and others wounded.  Reportedly, 3 shooters opened fire at a shopping mall in Munich. A police manhunt is underway.

One of the shooters commits suicide.  No further details.

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9:05 p.m.

Munich authorities using the term “suspected terrorism” in connection with a deadly attack at a McDonald’s in a city mall.

No one is in custody yet. All trains, trams, buses and subways in the city have been shut down during the police operation, and police are urging residents to stay indoors.

This is the second attack in Germany this week, after an Afghan youth attacked five people with an ax and a knife on Monday night near Wuerzburg before being shot dead by police.

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8:45 p.m.

A Munich police spokesman says witnesses have reported seeing three shooters with “long guns” who attacked a McDonald’s in a city mall.

 

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8:25 p.m.

German media reporting that six people have been killed at a shooting at a McDonald’s restaurant in a mall in Munich.

The German rail company Deutsche Bahn has stopped train traffic to Munich’s main station and Munich public transit operator MVG has shut down all subway, bus and trolley cars because of the police operation to find the shooters.

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8:15 p.m.

Munich police are urging residents to stay home or seek safety indoors as they hunt for a shooter or shooters who attacked people at a mall.

 

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8 p.m.

A Munich police spokeswoman says there are “several dead and wounded” in a shooting at a mall in the Bavarian capital, and police are still hunting down the suspect or suspects.

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7:40 p.m.

Germany’s dpa news agency reports that police in Munich are saying “we expect multiple dead” in a shooting at a mall and police are hunting for the shooter or shooters.

Dpa is quoting Munich police as saying no one has been captured yet.

Dpa says the attack started at a fast food restaurant in the mall, shortly before 6 p.m. (1600 GMT) according to Munich police spokesman Thomas Baumann. He was quoted as saying that police didn’t know whether they were dealing with one or more shooters.

The Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping mall in the northern part of Munich is not far from the city’s Olympic Stadium in the Moosach district of the Bavarian capital.

It’s the second attack in Germany in less than a week.

 

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6:40 p.m.

Police in Germany say there’s been a shooting at a shopping center in Munich.

Munich police confirm shots have been fired at Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping center but say they don’t have any details about casualties.

Police are responding in large numbers. German media say multiple people are injured.

It’s the second attack in Germany in less than a week. On Monday, a 17-year-old Afghan wounded four people in an ax-and-knife attack on a regional train near the Bavarian city of Wuerzburg, and attacked another woman outside as he fled. All survived, although one man from the train remains in life-threatening condition. The attacker was shot and killed by police.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the train attack, but authorities have said the teen likely acted alone.







 

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