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11 Dec 2018 | 08:18 PM UTC

France: At least one person killed in shooting in Strasbourg December 11 /update 1

France News Alert

At least one person killed and six wounded in shooting in downtown Strasbourg; shooter at large, avoid the area and stay indoors

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/11/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/11/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Strasbourg

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Event

At least one person was killed and six more wounded during a shooting in the Grand'Rue area located near place Place Kléber in Strasbourg. According to reports, the incident occurred near the Christmas market shortly after 20:00 (local time). It is unclear at 21:15 if the incident is terror-related. Reports indicate the shooter is at large; a police operation is currently underway, with officers having cordoned off the Grande Île area of the city. Authorities have advised individuals to stay indoors, particularly in the Neudorf et Parc de l'Etoile areas. Anticipate a heightened security presence throughout the city as police operations continue. Public transportation disruptions are being reported in downtown Strasbourg. Details are still emerging.

Advice

Individuals in Strasbourg are advised to avoid the area of the attack, remain vigilant, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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