Several people are dead and a police officer is among the injured after a suspected terror attack carried out by multiple suspects near a synagogue in Vienna.
Austria’s interior minister has said on state broadcaster ORF TV that it’s suspected to be a terror attack and that the shooting is believed to have been carried out by several people.
The interior ministry also said one suspect has been arrested, APA has said.
The same TV station is also reporting that sevreal people were killed.
Austrian news agency APA also quoted the country’s interior ministry as saying that one attacker has been killed and another could be on the run.
A police officer was shot and seriously injured, the APA news agency also said, citing Austria’s interior ministry.
Image: Armed police have been seen out in force Vienna
Police have confirmed the gunfire and said several people are injured.
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Oskar Deutsch, the head of the Jewish community in Vienna, said the shooting took place in the street where the city’s main synagogue is located but that it wasn’t clear whether the house of worship had been targeted.
Officers said the operation in the centre of the city was ongoing and urged people to avoid all open spaces and public transport.
Police tweeted: “There are several injured persons.
“We are on site with all available forces. Please avoid all public squares in the city.”
Image: Police have confirmed several people are injured
Police added that the exact circumstances of the incident were still being determined.
State broadcaster ORF said the operation is taking place at a synagogue.
Source : Sky News