Friday 18 August 2017

Munich shooting: Policewoman among those injured as shots fired in subway station

Suspect took police officer's gun and started firing

Police block a street near a subway station in Munich, Germany. Picture: Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP
Police block a street near a subway station in Munich, Germany. Picture: Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP
Police officers secure the area around a commuter rail station in Unterfoehring near Munich, southern Germany, where shots were fired on June 13, 2017. According to the police, several people were injured by the shots and a female police officer was badly wounded. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police walk near a subway station in Munich, Germany. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
Police officers secure the area around a commuter rail station in Unterfoehring near Munich, southern Germany, where shots were fired. AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers secure the area around a commuter rail station in Unterfoehring near Munich, southern Germany, where shots were fired. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers secure the area around a commuter rail station in Unterfoehring near Munich, southern Germany, where shots were fired. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers secure the area around a commuter rail station in Unterfoehring near Munich, southern Germany, where shots were fired.Picture: AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police cars stand in front of a commuter rail station in Unterfoehring near Munich, southern Germany, where shots were fired. Picture: / AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
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Several people were injured, including a police officer, in a shooting early on Tuesday at a Munich underground station, police in Germany said.

Munich police said in a tweet that the policewoman's injuries were serious, and the suspect was in custody.

An ambulance stands near a subway station in Munich, Germany (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
An ambulance stands near a subway station in Munich, Germany (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

The shooting occurred during a morning police check at the Unterfohring underground station, Munich police spokesman Michael Riehlein said.

He had no further details, but Munich's Merkur newspaper reported witnesses said the suspect took a police officer's pistol and shot her, and also injured others at the scene.

Mr Riehlein said the area has been secured and that there was no danger to the wider public.

Bavarian radio reported: "According to police information it is probably not a terrorist attack".

Police officers secure the area around a commuter rail station in Unterfoehring near Munich, southern Germany, where shots were fired on June 13, 2017. According to the police, several people were injured by the shots and a female police officer was badly wounded. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers secure the area around a commuter rail station in Unterfoehring near Munich, southern Germany, where shots were fired on June 13, 2017. According to the police, several people were injured by the shots and a female police officer was badly wounded. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Christof STACHECHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images

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