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Rampage at the University of Heidelberg: many injured after a lecture hall attack with a long gun – the perpetrator is dead, according to the police

2022-01-24T13:27:37.939Z

Rampage at the University of Heidelberg: many injured after a lecture hall attack with a long gun – the perpetrator is dead, according to the police Created: 2022-01-24Updated: 2022-01-24 2:19 PM By: Richard Strobl Police vehicles are parked on the grounds of Heidelberg University. According to information from the German Press Agency, there was a rampage on campus. © R.Priebe/dpa A large-scal



Rampage at the University of Heidelberg: many injured after a lecture hall attack with a long gun – the perpetrator is dead, according to the police

Created: 2022-01-24Updated: 2022-01-24 2:19 PM

By: Richard Strobl

Police vehicles are parked on the grounds of Heidelberg University.

According to information from the German Press Agency, there was a rampage on campus.

© R.Priebe/dpa

A large-scale police operation is currently underway at the University of Heidelberg.

A person injured several people with a long gun.

According to the police, the perpetrator is dead.

A major police operation is currently underway on the grounds of the University of Heidelberg in Baden-Württemberg.

According to initial information from the police, a person with a long gun injured several people in a lecture hall.

The perpetrator is now dead.

According to dpa, security circles said the man had killed himself.

However, this information has not yet been officially confirmed.

The police said: "We are not assuming that there will be other perpetrators." However, the site will continue to be searched for safety.

Rampage at the University of Heidelberg: perpetrator dead, according to the police

The police said via Twitter: "This is known so far: A lone perpetrator injured several people in a lecture hall with a long gun.

The perpetrator himself is dead.”

The Neuenheimer Feld in front of the gates of the old town is currently cordoned off as Heidelberg24* reports.

The natural science faculties and parts of the university hospital of the University of Heidelberg are mainly located there.

No further details were initially known about the crime.

The police asked motorists to drive around the site so that rescue workers can drive freely. 

More information coming soon

*Merkur.de and Heidelberg24.de are offered by IPPEN.MEDIA

Source: merkur

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