Wednesday 7 December 2016

Armed woman in German Labour Office building – police

Published 28/07/2016 | 16:00

Police outside the building in Cologne. Picture: Felix Tamsut, Twitter
Police outside the building in Cologne. Picture: Felix Tamsut, Twitter
The office in Cologne which is at the centre of the search Picture: Felix Tamsut Twitter
Police in Cologne outside the building Picture: Felix Tamsut Twitter

Police special forces in Germany's fourth largest city were searching an employment agency building today after witnesses told police they saw an armed woman, a police spokesman said.

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The spokesman said that they had just detained a suspect on another matter at the employment agency when witnesses said they had seen an armed woman walking around in the building.

Bild newspaper had reported the special forces operation while the local Express newspaper had reported that an apparently armed man had been seen in the building.

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