from Zero Hedge:
At least 9 people have been killed and many injured, when three suspects opened fire at a Munich shopping mall. No perpetrators have been arrested and the search them continues. Local traffic has been shut down and officers ask everyone in the urban area of Munich to stay indoors. The local police believes it is dealing with a “shooting rampage”
What is known so far:
- A mass shooting took place at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany. Multiple casualties and injuries have been reported, with local police confirming 9 have been killed and many injured.
- According to a statement by the Munich police witnesses report three different people
- No perpetrators have been arrested and the search them continues. Officers ask everyone in the urban area of Munich to stay indoors.
- Reuters add that the local police believes it is dealing with a “shooting rampage” following unconfirmed reports of a second shooter
- Public transportation services have been halted on multiple train, tram and bus lines after the shooting. The main train station in Munich is currently being evacuated.
- The Munich police has cited an “acute terror threat.”
- German Magazine Focus says that according to police sources, the one of the perpetrators has shot himself in the head.
Update 32: German media are reporting that police want to investigate one of the dead bodies with a robot. Bavarian broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk says a male body was found about one kilometer from the scene of the attack the result of a “violent death.” Police are determining whether this could be an attacker.
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Update 31: Germany security council to meet tomorrow. A security council of the German parliament will meet tomorrow to discuss the attack in Munich. Chancellor Angela Merkel will be joined by the German defence minister, vice-chancellor, foreign minister, justice minister, finance minister, development minister and interior minister. Federal Minister for Special Affairs, Peter Altmaier, who will also be at the meeting, said: “We are determined to do all we can so that terrorism and misanthropic violence have no chance in Germany.”
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Update 30: “Nobody wants to live in a surveillance state”
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff, Peter Altmaier, has issued a statement, saying that the government “isn’t ruling out any particular motivation behind the attacks,” and insisting that “no one wants to live in a surveillance state,” which would be needed to guarantee total public security.
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Update 29: Munich police say they have found 9th body at the shooting scene, AP reports, checking to see if a shooter.
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