A masked man who was armed has reportedly been shot dead within a cinema complex in Viernheim by the German Special Police after he was seen to hold hostages who escaped uninjured.
It has been suggested that he entered the Complex before firing the gun in the air which ultimately led to his death at around 5pm.
Hochstaedter(Police spokesperson) said the police deployment took around 3 hours before commenting that:
“We believe that there were no injured people, and that the people who were in the cinema with the perpetrator could be freed uninjured”,
Hochstaedter said. However, it has come to attention that around 50 civilians were injured through the usage of CS gas but it has not been confirmed.