An original translation by Nash Montana with much thanks
The police have successfully averted the danger of an armed man in the Theater complex Kinopolis. The man was shot. According to information the guns were ‘alarm guns’ (fake). Now his identity is being established.*
A man was shot at a special police intervention in the south hessian town of Viernheim. Towards 14:45 an emergency call was made to the Police station Southhessian, whereby a masked and armed man was seen at the Theater complex Kinopolis.
Apparently he had threatened employees with a machine gun, then he shot four shots, and entered the fully occupied theater. According to a young cinema employee who activated the silent alarm, the offender was 18 to 22 years old, and about 1.75 meters tall.
He had made a somewhat confused impression, the hessian minister of the inner Peter Beuth (CDU) has said. Four shots were fired, and hostages were also within the “influence area of the offender”, according to Beuth’s information. From what has been found so far the weapons of the attacker were fake guns. From the about 30 people in the cinema nobody was injured.
Nobody could give any information about the identity of the offender so far. He didn’t carry any ID papers. There is no hint towards an islamic background, the police has said. The motives have to first be found, as soon as the identity of the man has been established. The office of the district attorney Darmstadt and the Hessian regional Office of Criminal Investigation have picked up the investigation.
Special police forces from Frankfurt were on location within a very short time. Apparently they were flown to the site via helicopter. When the police entered the theater room, the attacker was killed. Towards 18:00 the operation was over.
The police has established a gag order. One hospital in Darmstadt announced that they had activated their emergency plan. They were prepared for multiple injured people.
[there will be more to this story.. Waiting for translation on exactly what the “gag order” is]