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'Armed and dangerous' Vienna attackers on the loose, minister says

FILE PHOTO: Austria's Interior Minister Karl Nehammer speaks during an address to the media as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Vienna, Austria September 17, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

VIENNA (Reuters) - Several suspected perpetrators of what the Austrian government is calling a terror attack in Vienna are on the loose and a manhunt is under way, Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said on Monday, calling the attackers “heavily armed and dangerous.”

“We have brought several special forces units together that are now searching for the presumed terrorists. I am therefore not limiting it to an area of Vienna because these are mobile perpetrators,” Nehammer told broadcaster ORF, urging the public to stay indoors until the all-clear is given.

Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Leslie Adler