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13 Feb 2020 | 11:52 AM UTC

Germany: Attack leaves at least five wounded in Plochingen (Baden-Württemberg state) February 13

At least five wounded in stabbing and shooting attack in Plochingen (Baden-Württemberg state) February 13; police manhunt ongoing

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Event

At least five people were reportedly wounded in a stabbing and shooting attack in Plochingen (Baden-Württemberg state) in the evening (local time) on Thursday, February 13. Police have asked individuals to avoid the Plochingen train station, where a police operation was underway as of 18:30. Police announced that they had arrested one individual in connection to the attack at 18:42. Further details are still emerging.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions, such as road closures, are to be expected in Plochingen over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Plochingen are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.