October 9, 2019 / 12:07 PM / 13 days ago

German police detain suspect after deadly shooting outside synagogue

BERLIN (Reuters) - One person has been detained after two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle, police said on Twitter on Wednesday.

“Our forces have detained one person,” the Halle police wrote in a tweet. “We remain alert, however. We have deployed forces in and around Halle and are trying to stabilize the situation until we have all the relevant information.”

German media said the shooting took place outside a synagogue.

Reporting by Joseph Nasr and Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Tassilo Hummel

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