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Germany: Footage captures aftermath of Hanau shooting inside Arena cafe

Germany, Hanau
February 22, 2020 at 00:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ruptly obtained exclusive footage from inside the Arena cafe in the German city of Hanau, showing the aftermath of Wednesday's shooting, with an eyewitness account of how one person managed to escape, on Thursday.

"[One woman was sitting] on the windowsill [when the attack begun], and that was her luck. It was her saviour, in this way she was able to open the window and flee," recounted the eyewitness.

Footage shows the window from which the woman was able to flee as well as evidence and blood inside the cafe from the shooting's aftermath.

A 43-year-old German citizen from Hanau reportedly identified as Tobias R. opened fire outside a shisha bar at Heumarkt district, driving off to a second location in Kesselstadt district, where he opened fire again.

The double shooting left at least 10 people dead, with five injured, before the suspect and his 72-year-old mother were found dead at his address in the early hours of Thursday morning.

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer described the Hanau shooting as a "racially motivated terror attack" during a press conference in Berlin earlier on Friday.

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Ruptly obtained exclusive footage from inside the Arena cafe in the German city of Hanau, showing the aftermath of Wednesday's shooting, with an eyewitness account of how one person managed to escape, on Thursday.

"[One woman was sitting] on the windowsill [when the attack begun], and that was her luck. It was her saviour, in this way she was able to open the window and flee," recounted the eyewitness.

Footage shows the window from which the woman was able to flee as well as evidence and blood inside the cafe from the shooting's aftermath.

A 43-year-old German citizen from Hanau reportedly identified as Tobias R. opened fire outside a shisha bar at Heumarkt district, driving off to a second location in Kesselstadt district, where he opened fire again.

The double shooting left at least 10 people dead, with five injured, before the suspect and his 72-year-old mother were found dead at his address in the early hours of Thursday morning.

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer described the Hanau shooting as a "racially motivated terror attack" during a press conference in Berlin earlier on Friday.

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