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German gunman took hostages before being shot, no others hurt - police

BERLIN (Reuters) - A gunman took hostages at a German cinema in a small town in western Germany on Thursday before police shot him dead, a police spokesman told the N-TV television channel, adding that no other people were injured.

German television showed pictures of heavily armed police, wearing helmets and body armour, storming the Kinopolis complex in Viernheim and a couple fleeing the building.

Reporting by Berlin bureau; Writing by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Paul Carrel

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