Man takes woman hostage in German train station: police

Woman has been injured. Situation under control, say cops

Cologne, Germany:  German police have caught a suspected hostage-taker at Cologne’s main train station and freed the hostage, police said on Twitter.

“The suspect is under control,” Cologne police said on Monday. “A female hostage has sustained light injuries and is being tended to.”  

“Eye-witnesses reported hearing shots, others spoke of smoke bombs, but we cannot confirm any of that so far,” a police spokesman told news channel NTV.

“We have made contact with the attacker,” he said, adding that police were trying to clarify “what does this man want, what are his demands, and is he armed?”

Police commandos were deployed and the busy railway station was closed off to all passengers and trains.


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