At least two people have died after a gunman ‘threw a grenade at a Jewish cemetery’ in the eastern German city of Halle.
Police confirmed there has been one arrest following the shooting. A crime scene was in place on Humboldt Strasse, near the Jewish cemetery and the area has been cordoned off by police. Newspaper Bild said the shooting took place in front of a synagogue, and that a hand grenade was also thrown into a Jewish cemetery. An eyewitness told n-tv television that
Police said on Twitter earlier they were looking for at least one suspect.
They tweeted: “We have a deployment in Halle. According to preliminary findings, people killed.
“We are conducting urgent searches. Perpetrator on the run. Please stay at home or look for another secure place.”
Police added several shots were fired and the alleged shooter fled in a vehicle.
Newspaper Bild said on its website the shooting took place in front of a synagogue.
Today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism.
There was allegedly a second shooting in Wiedersdorf, near Queis in the district Landsberg,
Witnesses reported this occured in a kebab shop, although it is not known how many people were injured from this.
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