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02 Nov 2020 | 08:04 PM UTC

Austria: Reports of shooting incident in Vienna November 2

Austria News Alert

Reports of casualties following shooting incident in Vienna on November 2; monitor for developments

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/2/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/4/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Vienna). COUNTRY/REGION Vienna

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Emerging reports indicate that a police operation has been launched in central Vienna following an alleged shooting incident. The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are not immediately clear, although Vienna police have stated that the operation is ongoing in the first district of Vienna (Innere Stadt), and have also stated that there are casualties from the incident. They have advised people to avoid all public spaces and public transport. 

A heightened security presence and associated disruptions to transportation are likely in the area of the incident while police carry out operations.  


Those in the Vienna area are advised to avoid the area of the incident, monitor the situation, and heed all instructions issued by local authorities.


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