News Alerts

15 Oct 2018 | 01:01 PM UTC

Germany: Hostage situation at Cologne train station October 15 /update 1

Germany News Alert

Hostage situation at Cologne train station October 15; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/15/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/15/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Koln

Read all related news alert(s):


According to police, a hostage situation is ongoing at a pharmacy located within Cologne’s main train station as of the afternoon of Monday, October 15 (local time). An armed man is believed to be holding one person hostage. The station is being evacuated, the area around the station has been cordoned off, and police are on the scene. Earlier reports of gunfire remain unconfirmed and there is currently no indication the situation is terrorist in nature.

Associated rail disruptions are reported.


Individuals in Cologne are advised to avoid the vicinity of the central train station until further notice, adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, and to confirm train reservations.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news