At least one individual has been killed and 15 injured in a suspected “terror attack” involving a number of gunmen in central Vienna, in line with Austrian police.
One of the suspected attackers was additionally shot useless, police mentioned.
Austria’s Interior Minister Karl Nehammer has described the incident as a “terror attack,” and urged members of the general public to remain indoors, as police attempt to discover the attackers.
“We are still in battle against the would-be terrorists,” Nehammer mentioned on Austrian broadcaster ORF on Monday evening, including that a number of suspects are armed with assault rifles. “We assume there are several heavily armed perpetrators.”
Gunfire erupted within the Austrian capital at six areas within the middle of the town at round eight p.m. native time Monday, hours earlier than the beginning of a nationwide lockdown to fight a resurgence of Covid-19, in line with police.
Vienna’s mayor Michael Ludwig mentioned the attackers began randomly capturing at individuals in a busy district filled with cafes and eating places close to Vienna’s primary synagogue, Seitenstettengasse Temple.
“We are trying to find out more about the perpetrators and keep the population safe,” he informed ORF.