In the city center of Strasbourg (F) is a large police operation in the Gang. According to eye witnesses, several shots were fired in the evening against 20 clock. So far, two deaths have been confirmed victims. Eleven people were injured in the incident, according to the local Prefecture, seven of them seriously. The alleged perpetrators – it is a 29-year – old man is apparently still on the run.
France’s interior Ministry said it was a “serious security incident” and called on the residents to stay at home. A similar appeal had previously published, also of Strasbourg, Vice-mayor Alain Fontanel.
Meanwhile, authorities of a Terror attack. Apparently, the location of the police is to be located directly at the famous Strasbourg Christmas market. There, according to several journalists also to an exchange of fire between the attackers and the use of Teams, in which the assassin shot.
perpetrators of the police due to criminal activities known
The spring was sealed off in Strasbourg, the European Parliament now also. There will be plenary this week’s meetings of the Parliament, hundreds of MPs and their staff to keep in the city. Because of the police Cordon, parliamentarians, staff and journalists could not leave the building in the evening.
President of The French Republic Emmanuel Macron sent interior Minister Christophe Castaner in the Alsatian metropolis. Castaner said in the evening, the culprit was identified and the police because of criminal activities. (cat/krj/SDA)
The Strasbourg Christmas market is one of the oldest and largest in Europe. According to the city, there is on the market in the historic city centre with around 300 stalls. The market also attracts from abroad, many visitors in the Alsatian city. He has long been considered a potential target for a terrorist attack and is guarded, therefore, reinforced by the police.
“The terrorist threat is very high”, had of France, said the interior Secretary of state, Laurent Nunez, in November, during a visit at the beginning of the Strasbourg Christmas market. “The precautions are taken to secure this for Strasbourg and France, such an important event with many visitors from all over the world.” (SDA)