BREAKING: Gunman Opens Fire At Cinema, Hostage Taken

Armed Man Storms Cinema Near Frankfurt

Heavily armed police rush to the movie theatre

As many as 50 people have been wounded in a shooting at a cinema complex in Germany, according to local media reports.

An armed man has reportedly barricaded himself inside the Kinopolis cinema complex, located in the town of Viernheim in western Germany.

Armed Man Storms Cinema Near Frankfurt

German media reports suggest the man wore a mask and carried a gun and ammunition belt.

Police have said there is an “unclear threat situation” probably involving a weapon at a movie theatre.

A spokeswoman said she could not provide any further information on what was happening.

Cinema complex in viernheim

German newspapers have reported that elite police are on their way to the scene.

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