Transcribed by Egri tom live press conference:
subway was completely halted, because People were reporting alleged attacks from all across town
around 8:30 a male Person was found by the officers
who had committed suicide it seems
taking witnesses, and Video material into account, we assume he was the perpetrator
we do not have hints that more People were involved, at this point
at this Point the perpetrator is an 18 year old German-Iranian from Munich
Police officers had contact to him and shot at him but only obduction will Show if they hit him at that Point, while he was fleeing
10 dead, 16 injured
Many calls came in with hints to alleged Shootings and hostage situations, and that massively disturbed the public. they investigated into all of them but None could be confirmed.
100 People sought shelter at the Police station
Events tomorrow will not be cancelled for security, Police Chef suggests organisers might cancel for piety (not sure if that is the right word in english. Respect for the dead?)
now question time
question: was there a mass Panic at Stachus? (a public place)
answer: allegedly shots were heard, People ran away screaming. This caused the Situation at the Stachus. But investigations did not find a cause there.
question 2: an 18 year old German-Iranian from Munich is the perpetrator? How Long has he been in Munich? And what do you mean he had contact with civil officers?
answer: our investigations have just begun, please take that into consideration.
it seems it started at a fast Food Restaurant, and the Situation continued to evolve in the shoopoing centre, where civil officers met the perpetrator, and fired at him, maybe wounded him
question 3: has the Person been living in Munich for a Long time?
question: what does that mean? longer than two years?
Questions: in the Video there is mention of a “Treatment”
[EDITOR: I believe the video being referred to at the presser is the one below]
answer: we cannot confirm it at this Point, will be subject of investigation
was perpetrator known to Police?
answer: he was not
question: what weapons?
he begun Shooting in the fast Food Restaurant, moved into the Shopping centre, continued the Shooting. the victims are mourned in the Shopping centre
answer: nothing known at this Point, everyhting under investigatin
question: what weapon?
answer: a pistol, everything else under Investigation at the crime scene
answer: Needs to be investigated and verified
question: so the “Long weapons” was not factual?
answer: we did not find anything like that
question: the backpack?
answer: we did find a backpack
question: weapons insde?
answer: no weapons found inside
a weapon can be reloaded. we will search the crime Scene and then know how often he shot
question: (unintelligible) car?
answer: the car mentioned in the beginning left the crime Scene at high Speed, we clarified it, it had nothing to do with the crime
question: adults, children?
answer: please understand we can not comment on the victims, because we are still finding out their identities and have not broke the News to their families, and before we have done that we wont comment
question: did the perpetrator manage to escape the civil officers?
answer: yes, the colleagues lost his track
and found him again later
question: did he have a german passport
answer: we do not know if he carried a passport at this Point, his clothes are investigated
question: (??) how Long?
answer: in this first Phase we can only confirm it started at 5:15, and at 8:30 the officers found the suspect dead
question: in the Video it seems he yelled he was a German, can you confirm?
answer: we asked the public to send us Video material
: at this Point it is not certain who shouted what, so I cannot confirm and cannot exclude
was he a Student?
answer: I cannot confirm at this point
question: was he from Munich?
question: did the Video on the Roof Show the perpetrator?
answer: at this Point we assume he was the perpetrator
answer: we have no reason at this Point to assume the public Needs to feel insecure in Connection to this event, but we repeat that there is no absolute security. At this Point we have no evidence there is Need to feel insecure in Connection to this Event.
question: what about the FB Posts where a, supposedly fake, Young woman asks Young People to come to mc Donalds at 4 o clock cause she would give out stuff for free
answer: it is part of the investigation
answer continued: our main Focus of the past hours was to make sure there are no further armed perpetrators lose in town
so we still are at the beginning of investigations
question: was the DFE (?) on assignemnt?
answer: no but the GSG 9 was
praise to the colleagues and officers. all other (German) states offered help.
answer: we receied quite a few Video Uploads, we provide a dedicated upload. Videos and Pictures are helping us. especially to reconstruct the Course of Events. And we are questioning witnesses. But we understand that a few witnesses do not want to speak tonight, only tomorrow morning.
answer continued: I estimate around 11:30 tomorrow we will give a new update
question: how many emergency calls did you receive?
answer: Have not been counted at this Moment, and I do not engage in guesswork
answer: The perpetrator does have the German and the Iranian Citizenship
question: (Police oficers?)
answer: we do not have Information that officers were immediately injured by the perpetrator
question: where exactly was the perpetrator found?
answer: not at the river Isar.
near the Shopping mall, in a smaller road
did he arrive at the crime Scene in his car?
answer: please understand this is under Investigation
question: do you have any idea where the Young man could have obtained the weapon?
answer: no, at this Moment I do not know where from
answer: we have 3 gravely injured in critical condition, and 13 lightly wounded
answer: how exactly he proceeded in the mall and in the Restaurant is under Investigation, we are positive we will be able to reconstruct it well, with the help of Video material
we will begin investigating in his personal milieu
question: how could he have lethally injured that many People? It seems unusual to me.
answer: it depends on the ability of the shooter
from how far away he shot, how good he aimed
it is a question of distance, of ammunition, and his ability
if you are hit in the leg or the head, you will be gravely injured
answer: according to our Information, children are injured. and minors are among the dead.
answer: we still have to confirm the identities of the victims, according to our first insights, among the wounded are children, among the dead youths
question: was the perpetrator a Student?
answer: unknown, we are still looking for relatives, contacts
answer: at this Point we confir it was a Shooting, and wheter it will be seen as Terror or Amok will depend on what we will find. it would be unprofessional at this Moment-
press conference over