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France calls on the highest terror alert level - police are searching for perpetrators
For shots in the French town of Strasbourg, at least three people have been killed, 13 were injured. The shooter was able to escape and is holed up apparently in the South of the city centre. The police have a terrorist Background. After the attack, France raised alert level, the terror. the Karoline Meta Beisel, Strasbourg Karoline Meta Beisel

Karoline Meta Beisel was born in Aachen, Germany. After graduating from high school in Naumburg on the Saale, studied in Hamburg and Madrid law school. As in, you worked referenced, among other things, the Federal Ministry for economic cooperation and development, and in the case of Amnesty International in Berlin as well as at the OECD-representation of the foreign office in Paris. After the Second state exam she was trained at the Deutsche journalistenschule in Munich for the editor. Since 2011 she writes for the Süddeutsche Zeitung

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On Tuesday evening, a man on the edge of the Christmas market of Strasbourg has opened fire. At least three people were according to the French Prefecture killed. 13 people were injured, eight of them seriously. Three or four would probably living in danger, said mayor Roland Ries in the night on Wednesday.

The authorities have not ruled out a terrorist attack, the Anti-terrorist unit took over the investigation. The French government declared the highest terror alert level. This means about increased controls at borders and to Christmas markets across the country, said Castaner, had gone in the evening to Strasbourg. There will be additional security forces would be sent to Strasbourg.

the search for The fugitives to Protect to take in the Morning. Castaner, about 350 safety officers and two helicopters are involved. The shooter of the police for minor Offenses known, informed Castaner. He spoke of a "serious incident for the safety of the public". The alleged attacker had already been due to offences in France and convicted in Germany. The dpa news Agency that the shooter was sentenced by the district court to Sing for Grand larceny, a jail sentence and in the last year, according to France, been deported. The controls on the Alsace border with Germany were strengthened, such as the police in Baden-informed Württemberg.

late in The evening, had entrenched the perpetrators, apparently, in the district of Neudorf, in the South of the centre, where the police and the military tried to make him. He was injured in a shootout with the police. The man was identified on the basis of recordings of security cameras.

Matching according to media reports, in order to Protect the to a 29-Year-old act, was born in Strasbourg. According to Reports of local media, ex-offenders Chérif C. was also listed as a potential threat in the files of the security agencies. On Tuesday morning, a policeman is supposed to have the apartment of the man searched, according to the AFP news Agency in the course of an investigation because of a murder attempt. According to information from multiple media

Macron: "solidarity of the entire Nation for Strasbourg"

The killer had made against 20 clock in the city center of Strasbourg, with an automatic weapon, several shots. As the Strasbourg mayor Roland Ries said the TV channel BFM, was the perpetrator in a security zone around the Christmas market and had a shot from there.

The centre was sealed off then, city administration and the security authorities called on the citizens to urgently, to stay in the houses. "I've heard several bursts," reports a witness to the local newspaper, the Dernières Nouvelles d'alsace, "I see several people lying on the ground. You have lost blood. The policemen were quick."

so Far, only one of the deaths. It is a 45-year-old Thai, as announced by the Ministry of foreign Affairs in Bangkok. The man was with his wife in France on holiday. According to media reports, he died by a shot in the head. His wife is said to have remained unharmed.

the President of Emmanuel Macron, called in Paris for an emergency meeting. He consulted for, among others, with the Prime Minister, Édouard Philippe, and defense Minister Florence Parly. "The solidarity of the entire Nation for Strasbourg, our victims and their families," wrote the Macron on Twitter.

the building of the European Parliament was temporarily locked down completely, there is a plenary session of Parliament takes place this week.

The Strasbourg Christmas market is supposed to remain closed on Wednesday. He is one of the oldest in France, and with visitors from home and abroad is extremely popular, every year it attracts around two million visitors. Accordingly, the security arrangements are: During the opening Hours of the Christmas market in the old town for the car traffic is blocked largely and the additions to the bridges are blocked with iron bars and guarded by security forces. Where pedestrians and cyclists have to open your bags for checks. Buses will be diverted. In 2016, had been killed in an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin for twelve people.

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