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Terror attack in Vienna

Terrorist attack in Vienna. There were lengthy exchanges of fire in an area around a synagogue in which a police officer was seriously injured and his life was in danger. Eyewitnesses speak of up to 50 shots. It is believed that more than 3 people have been killed and several seriously injured, but no further details were released so far.

Early reports also state multiple attacks at least four locations in Vienna. Two restaurants, the synagogue, and the Jewish community center in the area.

Above: "There were several exchanges of fire around #InnnerenStadt. There are several injured people. We are on duty with all possible forces. Please avoid all public places in the city."

An officer is fighting for his life after one of the terrorists detonated an explosive belt, killing himself in the explosion. This is according to Metro News.

The terrorists are allegedly still on the loose. Breaking footage shows a large-scale operation of police searching the area.

Another shooting has just been reported at the #Hilton hotel in Vienna. In addition, hostages have reportedly been taken by the terrorists at a third location.


Tuesday 3
01:19 Austrian Interior Minister: "At least one attacker is still at large. If you live in Vienna: Stay at home. If possible, do not send your children to school tomorrow. An attack on one of us, is an attack on all of us."

00:20 One terrorist was shot and killed in front of a church in Vienna and still lies on the ground as he is wearing an explosive belt. A bomb disposal unit is at the scene, a police spokesman confirmed on Austrian media.

00:00 More than 1,000 people are stuck inside the Vienna Opera house. ORF TV has issued a map of the 6 locations attacked this evening in Vienna.

Monday 2
23:45 Chancellor Kurz: "Repugnant terrorist attack. Our police will take decisive action against the perpetrators of this heinous terrorist attack. I am very glad that our police officers have already been able to eliminate one terrorist."
Multiple "heavily armed perpetrators" are still at large in Vienna, a police spokesman just announced on Austrian media.
Vienna police confirm the situation is still active and urges citizens to avoid the area and to stay at home.

23:20 Germany: "Terrifying, disturbing reports reach us this evening from Vienna. Even if the extent of the terror is not yet foreseeable: our thoughts are with the injured and victims in these difficult hours. We must not give way to the hatred that is supposed to divide our societies."
Military deployed to secure the city center of Vienna.

23:00 Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna is reportedly being evacuated at the moment. Many people are still sheltering in restaurants following the still ongoing terror attack in Vienna, according to a witness account on Austrian TV.

22:40 Macron: "We, Frenchmen, share the shock and grief of the Austrians after an attack in Vienna. After France, it is a friendly country that is attacked. This is our Europe. Our enemies must know who they are dealing with. We will not give in to anything."

22:30 Vienna paramedics are now asked (via TV) to come to work, if in any way possible. All hospitals have been put on alert.

22:28 Vienna police confirms several perpetrators with long guns (rifle), currently a total of 6 crime scenes.

22:20 Austrian Interior Minster just confirmed police, COBRA, and WEGA anti-terror units still hunting multiple terrorists in the city center of Vienna and urges to avoid the area at any cost.

22:16 First footage of the shooting.
21:47 One more terrorist dead, another terrorist reported blew himself up with an explosive belt. The situation is still developing.

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