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Stop in Strasbourg: What is known so far

Three people have been killed in gunfire at the edge of the Strasbourg Christmas market. What happened there exactly? What do we know about the alleged perpetrators?

Everything collapse What happened in Strasbourg?

A man opened according to the authorities against 20 o'clock Tuesday evening in the vicinity of the Christmas market, the fire. The shooter was in a safety zone, said Strasbourg mayor Roland Ries. Soldiers guarding the Christmas market, had shot the man, shot and injured, it was said by the police Union. A military spokesman said, the Suspect had deliberately put civilians in the crosshairs.

The French interior Minister Christophe Castaner, not described the exact scene of the crime in detail. He said only that the alleged perpetrator had spread to three different places in the city of "Terror." Between 20 and 21 o'clock, he had delivered twice a firefight with security forces in the Patrol. According to the station France Info he escaped then with a Taxi, which he had stolen.

How many Dead are there?

In the attack three people were killed, said the interior Ministry. Among the Victims, a Tourist from Thailand is supposed to be, it was said from the Ministry of foreign Affairs in Bangkok. Shortly after the shooting, the police Union and the mayor of Strasbourg had not yet spoken of a total of four deaths. At least eleven people were injured, at least five of them seriously.

Who is the alleged perpetrator?

In the case of the man it is supposed to be a 29-Year-old, who comes from Strasbourg. According to media reports, he should be on Tuesday morning arrested - according to different information due to armed robbery or in the course of investigations for attempted murder. He had not been home. In the case of the search of his apartment hours before the shooting the grenades should have been found, reported local media.

What is the motive?

The Prosecutor's office in Paris investigating a possible terrorist act. The shooter had been radicalized since "several years", said the Minister of the interior Castaner. According to his information, he was due to several criminal offences, police known. The Suspect had been convicted in France and Germany for crimes which had nothing to do with terrorism. He had also been in prison.

the prefect of The Region of Strasbourg, said that the shooter had already been as a possible Extremist.

What happened after the attack?

The police sealed off parts of Strasbourg. The authorities called on the Public to remain in the buildings. Some people had to wait for hours in Restaurants. Also deputies of the European Parliament and of thousands of people in a sports stadium had to remain there. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron launched at midnight, a Meeting at the crisis centre of the Ministry of interior.

what now?

In France is now a warning level, the highest terror. Additional security forces are to be sent to Strasbourg. According to the authorities, about 350 safety officers and two helicopters are involved in the search for the alleged perpetrators. The Federal police in the state of Baden-Württemberg is in control of the border traffic between Germany and France.

The Christmas market of Strasbourg is closed today. Mayor Ries ordered that flags fly at half-mast. You may also receive the schools in the city remain closed.

suspicion of terror after attack in Strasbourg - offender-volatile Mathias Werth, ARD Paris, on the status of the investigation and current findings |video Atlas |France |Strasbourg

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