- Mar 28, 2019
- 31d 2h 46m
False flag?At least two people have been killed after gunmen opened fire outside a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur – the holiest day in Judaism.
One woman died after two attackers, believed to be wearing a military-style uniforms, opened fire with a submachine gun in the city of Halle, eastern Germany, on Wednesday morning.
A grenade was also thrown into the Jewish cemetery before the attackers fled, Bild reported. Several others were wounded and rushed to hospital.
Police have since arrested one suspect, and told people to ‘stay alert’ while the manhunt continues.
An image has emerged showing what is believed to be the gunman dressed in black tactical gear, wearing a helmet walking through the street holding a long gun – either a shotgun or a rifle.
Video believed to be taken around the same spot shows a figure dressed in black climbing out of a car and unloading several shots from what appears to be a shotgun.Each shot ejects a plume of grey smoke as the gunman stops to reload before firing again. Spent casings can be seen dropping to the ground behind him.
It is thought the attackers tried to flee in a taxi but were confronted by the driver and his wife, who were shot and have since been taken to hospital.
The attackers are then thought to have tried to flee on foot before one of them was arrested.
Konrad Rösler, a 28-year-old railway worker interviewed on German TV, said that he had been in a kebab shop when he saw a man with a helmet and military jacket launch the attack.
Rösler said the attacker threw a grenade at the shop, which bounced off the door frame, before he fired shots into the shop. He said he locked himself in the toilet and heard several more loud bangs before police arrived.
Speaking to NTV, a police spokesman said the motive of the suspect or suspects was not clear.
‘We don’t have any indication about the motive of this act.’