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Gunman in custody after holding 4 people hostage at Starbucks in Ulm

Police ask public to please stay out of the area.



Update: The individual who took hostages at Starbucks in Ulm, Germany has been apprehended with injuries. The situation is now managed and under control.

At 8:20 p.m. the male and armed perpetrator left the building with a hostage and fled. This resulted in the use of firearms by the police. The perpetrator was arrested. The hostage remained unharmed.

On Friday evening at 7:10 p.m., the assailant arrived at the Starbucks branch on Münsterplatz in Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, for a shift change and has since been holding four individuals captive.

The identity of the hostages and the weaponry in the possession of the man remain uncertain, with reports suggesting the involvement of both a long gun and a short gun, posing an immediate threat to life.

Law enforcement swiftly deployed in significant numbers, establishing a cordon around the café in the city center.

A Special Operations Command (SEK) is actively present at the scene, with over 100 onlookers gathered at the cordoned areas.

Amid the tense situation, four shots were suddenly fired, causing a panic among the crowd.

Authorities instructed people to evacuate, but the source of the gunfire remains unclear, with initial indications suggesting it may have come from the SEK.

An ambulance reportedly transported the injured perpetrator out of the city center.

A spokesperson for BILD assured, “There is currently no longer any danger to the population.”

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.