A knifeman has killed at least three people and wounded six, German media reported tonight.
The incident took place in the city of Würzburg in Bavaria, with local media reporting multiple stabbings.
The perpetrator was stopped after being shot in the leg and was taken into custody, BILD reports.
Police have launched a “major operation” and said they are still at the scene of the incident.
Officers have not confirmed the number of casualties, but said there are “several injuries and also fatalities to mourn”.
There is no longer any danger to the population, police said.
Parts of central Würzburg have been sealed off while officers carry out an investigation.
Polizei Unterfranken, the local police force, said in a Twitter statement: “Currently major police operation in #Würzburg . Parts around Barbarossaplatz are closed. Please avoid this area. Further information follows.
“We arrested a suspect. There is currently no evidence of a second perpetrator. There is NO danger to the population! Please refrain from guessing – more information will follow.”
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