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At some point this had to happen

blue light and siren howling, instead of a contemplative mood: The famous Strasbourg Christmas market – every year, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists – is sealed off in the late evening. Heavily armed police officers guarding the barricaded entrances, and only the ever-oncoming police cars.

around 20 o'clock on Tuesday evening, had been shot in the vicinity of the Christmas market. The police called a terrorist Background. The alleged offender should be to media a nearly 30-year-old Strasbourg reports. Three people died, as the tired-looking interior Minister Christophe Castaner says in the middle of the night, in a press statement in Strasbourg. Twelve people were injured accordingly, six of them very hard. According to Castaner, the alleged perpetrators of police is well known and has already been convicted of offences in France and Germany.

Because the man is on the run, there is deep in the night great alarm in the Alsatian city, which is called as pride of the "capital of Christmas". People living in the vicinity of the crime scene, can't go home and stand dumbfounded in front of the shut-off bars.

"had to Eventually happen,"

A 73-Year-old, had sold the evening of the books on the Central Place Kléber, told that after the shooting all the people had been brought out of the danger zone. "At some point this had to happen," he says fatalistically. The Strasbourg Christmas market is due to its notoriety just a predestined goal. Fear he had, actually, no, says another book seller. But queasy going to give him at the thought of a possible accomplice.

Hermetically sealed, the district is shielded over long hours around the Route de l'Hôpital, in the vicinity of the Strasbourg police headquarters. In the Strasbourg district Neudorf hardly a man is to be seen. On the dark streets, noise circles at the end of the helicopter. Sirens howl, again and again, the police over turf cars. Residents will be asked by the local Prefecture to avoid the area. Obviously, the security forces will go out temporarily, the fugitive terror suspect is still in the vicinity.

Around the Prefecture of police, the tension is large. When an apparently Drunk the shut-off is approaching, call on him, cops screaming to repentance. He, however, is getting closer and closer, until the security forces aim their weapons at him and urge him to lift the hands. Finally, the man makes a turn and disappears.

cries shrill through the streets

In a side street, a policeman kneeling in their heavy protective clothing in addition to a car. Suddenly, he raises his weapon and directs it to an unknown destination. Again and again, shrill cries through the streets, when people approach the use of forces. Police officers with torches through the streets.

At the border crossing to Germany in Kehl, the police controlled in the evening, the cars that come out of Strasbourg. On the bridge over the Rhine river, the traffic is jammed. There is a tram connection across the border is set. In Strasbourg, countless police cars are on the road.

The EU Parliament, which meets this week in Strasbourg, is cordoned off for hours completely. No one is allowed to leave the building. The SPD MEP Arne Lietz told that he was in the middle of a group session from the shots. He had been instructed to inform his employees. The Parliament's work.

had been detained A member of his staff on that evening by the police in a Restaurant in the city center, is reported by Lietz. Late in the evening, you may have to leave the restaurant. Early Wednesday morning, the Blockade will be lifted. The police operation will run until the early hours of the morning, the Colonel, is alleged to have violated, is on the run. (chk/sda)

Created: 12.12.2018, 04:53 PM

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