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21 Dec 2018 | 03:06 PM UTC

Austria: Suspect arrested in Vienna following deadly shooting Dec. 21 /update 1

Austria News Alert

Authorities arrest suspect following shooting in downtown Vienna that left one dead and another wounded December 21; heightened security presence expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/21/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/22/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Vienna). COUNTRY/REGION Vienna

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Event

Local authorities have reportedly detained a suspect following a shooting in downtown Vienna that left one person dead and another wounded on Friday, December 21. Some witnesses reported that the attack was conducted by multiple shooters. An investigation is still underway to determine the motive behind the incident, although police forces reportedly believe that it was not terror related and that the danger to the public has passed.

Police have cordoned off the area around Figlmüller restaurant, where the attack took place; the site is near St. Stephen's Cathedral. A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the attack over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Vienna are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area of the incident, prepare for associated disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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