German train station shut down after woman taken hostage

16 October, 2018, 04:38 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Police officers stand in positions in the Central Station in Cologne western Germany

Police said on Twitter that emergency personnel were carrying out CPR.

A man on Monday took a woman hostage at a pharmacy in Cologne's central railway station.

German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports shots have been fired at the station, although it is unclear by who.

Cologne police say they believe the man holding the woman hostage at a pharmacy inside the station is working alone, but have been unable to confirm this. Police said there was no immediate suspicion of a link to terrorism. Breslauer Platz square that's located behind the station was also closed.

Cologne police said they have closed parts of the western German city's main train station because of a hostage situation.

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They said the ID likely was the suspect's, but police didn't divulge the name on it.

It is not yet known if the hostage-taker is armed, but are in contact with him.

Police released a statement a couple hours later saying a single suspect had been taken into custody. Ambulances and heavily-armed police were lined up behind the train station, the daily Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger reported.

A woman held hostage by the perpetrator was only "lightly wounded", police tweeted shortly after she was freed around 3:00 pm (1300 GMT).

The attacker had to be resuscitated and was in intensive care for "extremely serious" injuries sustained when officers stormed the shop, they added.

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