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Germany: 'Police working on catching Halle shooter' - government spokesperson

Germany, Berlin
October 09, 2019 at 14:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

A German government spokesperson hoped that the Halle attacker will be arrested "as quickly as possible," when speaking at a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday.

"It is important that the residents follow all the instructions from the police," continued Steffen Seibert.

"Our thoughts are with the friends and families of these murder victims," he added.

German Interior Ministry spokesperson Steve Alter called on the mass media not to speculate over the motive of the attack, adding: "We also don't know at the current moment whether the two victims were the target of a deliberate attack. All these questions remain unclear so far and we can't make any conclusions at the moment."

At least two people have been killed and one suspect arrested, following a shooting attack close to a synagogue in the German city of Halle, according to local police.

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A German government spokesperson hoped that the Halle attacker will be arrested "as quickly as possible," when speaking at a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday.

"It is important that the residents follow all the instructions from the police," continued Steffen Seibert.

"Our thoughts are with the friends and families of these murder victims," he added.

German Interior Ministry spokesperson Steve Alter called on the mass media not to speculate over the motive of the attack, adding: "We also don't know at the current moment whether the two victims were the target of a deliberate attack. All these questions remain unclear so far and we can't make any conclusions at the moment."

At least two people have been killed and one suspect arrested, following a shooting attack close to a synagogue in the German city of Halle, according to local police.

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