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Shooting in Vienna. Take in a crackdown on “heavily armed” attacker


Bloody shootout in the centre of Vienna. You died at least one Person and several dozen injured. Late in the evening, the chief of the Austrian interior Ministry, Karl Nehammer has reported that intelligence services in search of a pair of “heavily armed and dangerous” criminal attack. In an Interview with RMF FM, living in Vienna, the Pole was at the time: “in front of my eyes was to the police officers, the delivery of the tram. (…) The two murderers fled in my district”.

The attack occurred near Schwedenplatz, according to police: Recordings were.in six places, in the vicinity of the road on which the headquarters of the Vienna synagogue

In the firefight the suspect of the police was killed, and a random passer-by.

In the hospital brought in General, 15 injured. 6 civilians and police severe wounds have won.

According to the assessment of the intelligence services who believe the most likely Version of events, speaks about the assassination of the terrorist in the attack, several attackers took.

Late in the evening, the chief of the Austrian interior Ministry, Karl Nehammer that furthermore, the search after several “heavily armed and dangerous” criminal attack.

In an Interview with the broadcaster ORF, said that the suspects, keep track of the troops of the Special forces, but also that the overview is not limited to Vienna, because the perpetrators of it “Mobile”.

The Vienna police urged residents to avoid public places and public transport.

With “Hotline” RMF FM contacted us Pole, resident in Vienna, the witness to the shooting.

“It is a tragedy is easy. Before my eyes, struck the policemen, he ran to the tram. (…) The two murderers fled in my district. The police have now announced that we have everything to stay home,” – said in an Interview with us, Mr Alexander.

Immediately after the attack appeared the suspicion that his goal is the headquarters of the Viennese synagogue was.

The representatives of the Austrian Jewish community pointed out, however, in social networks, in this period, the synagogue and the surrounding office is closed.