German police rescue woman held hostage in Cologne railway station

Baku, October 15, AZERTAC

German police rescued a woman who was held hostage by an armed man at a pharmacy inside Cologne’s main railway station on Monday, Anadolu Agency reported.

Cologne police said on Twitter the hostage taker was seriously injured in the rescue operation, while the hostage sustained light injuries.

The suspect’s motive was not immediately clear.

Earlier, a large area around Cologne Central Station was closed off by the police, after witnesses informed of a hostage-taking situation.

The train station was completely closed as a precaution, and authorities had urged the public to stay away from the Breslauer Square.

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