Shots fired near Vienna synagogue, police deployed: report

Save articles for later

Add articles to your saved list and come back to them any time.

Vienna: Austrian public broadcaster ORF reported that a large-scale police operation is ongoing at a Vienna synagogue following gunfire on Monday, local time.

ORF cited witnesses saying several shots were fired shortly after 8pm, local time, with a report of one death.

“There are several injured persons,” police tweeted. “We are on site with all available forces. Please avoid all public squares in the city.”

One person has been killed according to the Austrian Interior Ministry, quoted by the Falter newspaper, and reported by Reuters.

The police operation is taking place in the centre of Vienna, close to the Danube river. Kronen Zeitung reported shots fired in the area of a nearby square, Schwedenplatz.

More to come

Reuters, AP

Most Viewed in World

Source: Read Full Article