MUNICH: Gunmen attacked a busy mall in the German city of Munich on Friday evening, killing at least eight people and sending shoppers running for their lives from what police said was a terrorist attack.
Authorities told the public to get off the streets as the city Germanys third biggest went into lockdown with transport halted and highways sealed off. The shooting spree began before 1600 GMT at a McDonalds restaurant and continued on a nearby street before the gunmen moved into the mall near the Olympic stadium in the southern German city, a police spokesperson said.
The city was placed under a state of emergency as police hunted for them. We are telling the people of Munich there are shooters on the run who are dangerous, he said. We are urging people to stay indoors.
Europe has been on alert for terrorism in the wake of a string of attacks including bombings in neighbouring France and Belgium.
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