Assailant shot dead after shots fired at cinema complex in #Frankfurt Germany

Update From DW – A heavily armed man who barricaded himself in a cinema in the German town of Viernheim has been shot dead. According to a German broadcaster at least 25 people have been injured.

Note the injured patrons likely suffered tear-gas exposure.

From Frankfurter Allgemeine

A special task force (SEC) of the police, the risk is averted in southern Hesse Viernheim by a man who had holed up in a cinema center. The man had been shot by the police, said Interior Minister of Hesse Peter Beuth (CDU) on Thursday in the state parliament in Wiesbaden.

FAZ.NET learned from police sources that the perpetrator must have entered from 15:00 the “Kinopolis” previously. He was armed, masked, and to have shot four times. Whether it has acted as bursts or single shots, is open. There were apparently several injured. Several local stations reported unanimously that were up to 50 visitors of cinema injured by tear gas. To this end, there was no confirmation.

An armed man has opened fire at a cinema complex in western Germany, according to German media. Up to 50 people have been wounded.

Between 20 and 50 people have been wounded, according to the Darmstadter Echo.

There are unconfirmed reports that 40 people are being held hostage.

Reports are vague still – Shooting in German cinema, several injured

Twitter – Frankfurt

From the Local German EditionPolice arrest gunman at central German cinema: reports

Darmstädter echo

  • I know what you’re thinking.

    And whether you’re right or wrong, the very fact that you’re thinking it proves that there’s a problem that needs fixing and fast.

    • That’s what I’m thinking.

      • Jabberwokk

        I might have thought it yeah.

      • Brenda

        Not me. I never would have thought that in a million years.

    • Exile1981

      I’ve got a bet going on what he yelled when he opened fire, and another that i can guess that his nsme has mohammed in it somewhete.

      • Linda1000

        A crazy Mennonite or Hutterite again or maybe one of those German nudests got upset about having to cover up?

        • Exile1981

          All the mennonites and hutterites fled Germany a long time ago, so its more likely those pesky lutherines 🙂

        • Clausewitz

          Yeah it happens all the time.

      • Jay Harper

        He was probably hungry and was looking for the Snackbar.

      • Minicapt

        “Trump uber alles”?


  • truepeers


    • No idea what’s up yet and German media are as bad as the Swedes when it comes to identifying “assailants”.

      • truepeers

        Well you can probably tell by how much of a hurry Momma Merkel is to get the news out before the polls close in UK.

        • Etobicoke_Gladiator

          Exactly! you nailed it! What are the chances this was the act of a German right wing nut or a Muslim migrant or Muslim of German citizenship?

      • Alain

        It is most certainly a Muslim, jihad for the uninformed, or perhaps one of those radical leftists.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Yeah well, that’s like, your opinion, man.

  • The Butterfly

    Fake! Germany has strict gun control laws. There is no NRA or 2nd Amendment in Germany. This story is impossible. Impossible!

  • Ron MacDonald

    Not to all idiot progressives, his should not have happened as gun legislation in Germany is considered among the strictest gun control in the world.

  • robins111

    Sounds like this

  • Maggat

    Tear gas wafting about in the air is a hell of a lot less dangerous than lead wafting about in 145 grain chunks.

  • Gary

    The STAR was so vague it screamed MUSLIM.