Police suspect hostage taken in Cologne

  15 October 2018    Read: 1255
Police suspect hostage taken in Cologne

A woman has probably been taken hostage in Cologne, police said on Monday.

“We assume that a hostage has been taken, either at McDonald’s or at a nearby pharmacy,” the spokeswoman said, adding: “A woman is probably being held but we don’t have any further details.”

German magazine Focus had earlier reported that several shots appeared to have been fired at Cologne’s main train station. The police spokeswoman said police were unaware of any shots having been fired.

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