Germany shooting: Gunman shot dead by police after cinema hostage attempt
23 June 2016
A gunman was shot dead by police in Germany on Thursday after he attempted to take several people hostage in a cinema.
In what appeared to be a remarkable police operation, none of the hostages were injured.
The German authorities said the gunman, who has not been identified, was “disturbed” and there was no initial evidence of a link to terrorism.
But police were reportedly investigating an explosive vest and a hand grenade found on his body to see if they were genuine.
There was no word on the hostage-taker’s ethnicity or background. Witnesses described him as being between 18 and 25 years old. [More]