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07 May 2020 | 12:47 PM UTC

Germany: Suspect arrested following shooting in Cologne May 7 /update 1

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Police forces arrest suspect following shooting in the Neumarkt area of Cologne on May 7; heightened security presence possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/7/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/7/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Cologne

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Police forces have arrested an individual who shot and injured two people in a doctor's office in the Neumarkt area of Cologne on Thursday, May 7. According to police officials, the incident occurred at around 10:30 (local time) and the individual was arrested two hours later in a nearby apartment. The gunfire left two people with blast trauma. The motives of the attack currently remain unclear.

A heightened security presence remains possible in the affected area over the coming hours.


Individuals in the area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate an heightened security presence, and abide by all instructions issued by security forces.


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