Several people are injured in 'gun and knife attack' near Stuttgart

Two people are injured in gun and knife attack in Germany as police and special forces hunt three men on the run and urge civilians to stay inside

  • Two people were found with gunshot and knife wounds in Plochingen, Stuttgart
  • One man was arrested but it’s not known whether he is one of the three suspects 
  • Helicopters are circling and nearby roads have been closed off in the town 
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A violent clash in Germany has left two people injured and two of the suspects are still being pursued by police.

Police and special forces have deployed helicopters around a train station in Plochingen, which is 15 miles from Stuttgart, where two people suffered gunshot and knife wounds this afternoon.  

Reutlingen Police Department confirmed on Twitter that two people were injured after a fight in Plochingen. 

‘One suspect is arrested, we are searching for other suspects with special forces,’ they added. 

Policemen of a special task force stand on a street next to their vehicle. Police are searching for three fugitives after an altercation with two injured people in the city in the Esslingen district

Two of the suspects are currently at large. 

‘We arrested a person in Esslingerstrasse near a gas station,’ a police spokesman told web.de. 

German authorities have cordoned off nearby streets and are urging people to stay indoors.  

According to a tweet by the Plochingen police force: ‘According to the current status, two people are said to have been injured in a dispute in Esslinger Strasse.’ 

Pictured: A file photo shows Plochingen railway station, which is nearby to where the incident was reported to have happened 

‘The search is ongoing, we are on the spot with strong forces,’ they added. 

‘If you don’t have to go to the city urgently, it’s best to stay at home and avoid the area.’ 

The motive behind the attack is not currently known.   

More to follow… 

 

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