At least one particular person has been killed and 15 injured in a suspected “terror attack” involving a number of gunmen in central Vienna, in response to Austrian police.
One of the suspected attackers was additionally shot useless, police stated.
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 stated 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 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 response to police.
Vienna’s mayor Michael Ludwig stated the attackers began randomly capturing at folks 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 instructed ORF.