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11 Dec 2018 | 05:43 PM UTC

France: Police close roads in Strasbourg December 11 /update 2

Authorities close A35 and RN4 roads in Strasbourg as security forces contain suspected shooter December 11; security operation ongoing

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Event

French authorities blocked access to A35 and RN4 towards Kehl in the Neudorf area of Strasbourg as of 23:59 (local time) on Tuesday, December 11, as a security operation is ongoing in the city. Security forces have reportedly cornered the suspected gunman who opened fire on a crowd at a Christmas market earlier in the evening. At least two people have been killed and another 14 wounded in the incident. The suspect had been flagged for radicalization by French intelligence services and antiterrorism police units have taken over the investigation. A heavy police presence and associated transportation disruptions are anticipated in central Strasbourg in the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Strasbourg are advised to remain vigilant, report all suspicious objects and behavior to the police, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

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