On Monday, the police moved out to sound a large alarm at Cologne Central Station. The information about the situation on site was initially contradictory, but in the meantime the authorities have confirmed that a hostage-taking was in progress. According to the news program “WDR Aktuell” on Twitter, at least one person is held hostage in the pharmacy at the back exit of the station.There have been reports of gunfire and smoke, both of which have not yet been confirmed. Even a girl allegedly set on fire by a stranger was mentioned in social networks. The police called on people via Twitter to refrain from spreading rumours and speculations. The police initially spoke of a “threat situation” in a pharmacy, which was reported to the officers at 12.45 pm.
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