Two people were killed following an attack outside a synagogue in Germany's Halle. DW News reported that several shots were fired by the attackers who fled from the scene of incident in a vehicle. The police have asked people in the area to stay in their home.
DEVELOPING: Two people were killed following an attack outside a synagogue in Halle, Germany.
There were several shots fired. Police say the alleged perpetrators fled in a vehicle. They are asking people in the area to stay in their home.
— DW News (@dwnews) October 9, 2019
Bild newspaper reported that the attack took place in front of a synagogue and the attackers also threw a hand grenade at a Jewish cemetery.
Police later said one suspect had been arrested but it refused to divulge details of the arrested person. Guardian reported that police has asked people to remain on alert.
“Our forces have detained one person,” a tweet from the police said. “We remain alert, however. We have deployed forces in and around Halle and are trying to stabilise the situation until we have all the relevant information.”
According to Guardian, the central train station has been closed and the area has been placed under lockdown.