Today in Viernheim, Germany, which lies between Frankfurt and Stuttgart, there has been an armed attack in a cinema. Very little is known at this time; anywhere from 20-50 people have been injured, and no casualties have been reported. The attacker was armed with a gun, and has been killed by the authorities.
A masked man who reportedly opened fire at a cinema complex in western Germany is now dead, German media are reporting.
The man had fired at least one shot at the Kinopolis complex in Viernheim, near Frankfurt.
At least 20 people are said have been injured – many apparently as the result of a release of tear gas in a confined space.
It is unclear how the man died, or if he had taken any hostages.
Heavily armed police surrounded the complex after the incident began.
The suspect entered the cinema, apparently heavily armed, around 3 p.m. local time, authorities said. The attacker has been killed, a state interior minister told a local newspaper.
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