A police operation is delaying rail traffic, the main station in Cologne is closed,” Deutsche Bahn said on Twitter, adding it did not know how long the police operation would last.
The main train station in the western German city of Cologne has been closed due to an ongoing police operation, state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn said on Monday after police said they were investigating a suspected hostage-taking.
German police said on Tuesday that witness statements suggested the man who took a woman hostage in Cologne on Monday had links to ISIS but no other evidence to that effect had been discovered so far.
German police have stormed the pharmacy in Cologne’s central railway station, freeing the woman who had been held hostage by a man for two hours.
A male suspect sustained life-threatening injuries in the incident. It was not immediately clear how he was injured. Police said on Twitter that emergency personnel were carrying out CPR.
The woman sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
At around the time of the incident, a teenage girl was taken from the station to hospital, said Christoph Schulte, a police spokesman. He did not confirm local media reports that the suspect attacked the girl before taking the woman hostage.