According to the police officer, law enforcement officers managed to make contact with the alleged hijacker. A major operation was launched to free the hostages.
On the evening of Friday, March 10, in the German city of Karlsruhe, an unknown man took hostage two visitors to a local pharmacy. This was reported by Focus online.
According to media reports, police officers launched a large-scale operation to free the hostages. Rescue services arrived at the scene, and the area around the pharmacy was cordoned off.
The publication Stuttgarter Nachrichten reported that the terrorist demanded a ransom for the release of the hostages in the amount of 1 million euros.
“A police spokesman said they were in contact with the alleged hostage-taker or hostage-takers. For tactical reasons, the police did not provide information on the exact number of attackers,” the journalists write.
Terrorist arrested in Germany
Later in the press service of the local police reportedthat the police managed to apprehend the perpetrator. His identity has not yet been released.
“At 21:10, special forces entered the pharmacy. A suspected man was detained. Searches are currently underway in the building. According to preliminary information, there were no victims,” the police said.
Let us recall that on March 10, a mass shooting took place in the prayer house of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Hamburg, as a result of which 8 people died, including the shooter himself, and a citizen of Ukraine was wounded.
Earlier, on January 27, in Jerusalem, a 21-year-old man began shooting at people leaving the Ateret Abraham synagogue after Friday prayers. As a result of the attack, at least 7 people were killed and 3 others were injured.
We also wrote that on January 23, in the Californian city of Half Moon Bay, there was a mass shooting that took the lives of 7 people. Later, the suspect in the murders himself came to the police station and surrendered to law enforcement officers.
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