BERLIN — Germany’s dpa news agency reports that police in Munich are saying “we expect multiple dead” in a shooting at a mall.
The Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping mall in the northern part of Munich is not far from the city’s Olympic Stadium in the Moosach district of the Bavarian capital.
Police are responding to the reported attack Friday in large numbers.
Munich police are urging people to avoid public places. “The situation is still unclear,” they said on Twitter.
It’s the second attack in Germany in less than a week. On Monday, a 17-year-old Afghan wounded four people in an ax-and-knife attack on a regional train near the Bavarian city of Wuerzburg, and attacked another woman outside as he fled. All survived, although one man from the train remains in life-threatening condition. The attacker was shot and killed by police.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the train attack, but authorities have said the teen likely acted alone.