According to the first information provided by the police, the attacker was dead.
Several people were injured Monday in an attack by a man with a “long weapon” in a lecture hall at the University of Heidelberg in southwestern Germany, where local police said the attacker was dead.
“One person wounded several people with a long weapon in an amphitheater,” Mannheim police said in a statement.
“The culprit himself died,” he added, noting whether he was shot dead by law enforcement on the spot.
According to Information from the public channel Südwestrundfunk (SWR), The university is e-mailing its students not to visit the campus in the Nunheimerfeld district for now. However, according to the SWR, “there will no longer be an immediate threat”.
The university site, located on the north bank of the Neckar River, is home to the Faculty of Natural Sciences, the University Hospital Centers and the Botanical Garden.
German gun laws were tightened in April 2002 after two attacks on schools in the eastern city of Erfurt and the southern city of Winnipeg in the west and in March 2009.
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