German Police are responding to reports of an active shooter situation at the Köln train station on the afternoon of Monday, October 15 (local time). According to local sources, fire shots were heard at 12:50. The train station is being evacuated. No casualties were immediately reported; however, one person is reportedly detained as hostage in a nearby drugstore. Further details are still emerging. Authorities have advised individuals to avoid the area. Transportation disruptions (train delays and cancelations) are expected in the coming hours.
Individuals in Köln are advised to avoid the vicinity of the central train station, monitor developments to the situation, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.