Suspect in German Theater Dead; No Serious Injuries

Police shot him; injuries to others attributed to tear gas
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 23, 2016 10:06 AM CDT
Updated Jun 23, 2016 10:40 AM CDT
File photo of police in riot gear in Germany.   (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)

(Newser) – Officials say a suspect in an incident at a movie theater in southwest Germany is dead, reports AP. The dpa news agency quotes Interior Minister Peter Beuth as saying the man was shot dead. Police earlier said there was a "threat situation" at the Kinopolis movie theater in the town of Viernheim that probably involved a weapon. Whether he actually had a gun and fired it remain unclear. German media is reporting that about 20 people suffered injuries in the incident, apparently the result of police tear gas, reports the BBC. Police thought he "was holding hostages and because of that he was shot dead," says Beuth. (Read more Germany stories.)

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