Munich shooting: Female cop and several others injured at underground station, suspect detained

13 June 2017, 02:40 PM
Munich attack
Munich attack

A female police officer was “seriously” wounded and several more people injured in a shoot-out at a train station in Munich, Germany on Tuesday afternoon. One person has been detained and a police operation is currently underway.

The shooting occurred during a morning police check at the Unterfoehring subway station, Munich police spokesman Michael Riehlein said. Witnesses said the suspect took a police officer's handgun and then shot her, also injuring others at the S-Bahn station in the northeastern suburb of the Bavarian city.

Police later tweeted that at least one person was injured. Munich's Merkur newspaper reported that witnesses said the suspect took a police officer's pistol and then shot her, and also injured others at the scene.

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Riehlein said the area has been secured and that there was no danger to the wider public. Passengers have been evacuated, and the area around the station blocked off by police.

The Munich police said that the sole male perpetrator was motivated by personal reasons. There was no political or religious background behind the shooting and the attacker acted due to personal reasons.

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First Published: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 01:36 PM
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