Two killed in shooting near synagogue in Germany

Two people have died in a shooting near a synagogue in Germany, local media say.

Police, who are urging locals to stay inside, said two people were dead and that one person has been arrested.

“Our forces have detained one person,” the Halle police wrote in a tweet.

Police block the area around the site of a shooting in Halle an der Saale, eastern Germany

Image: Police have confirmed two people are head

Police secures the area after a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle

Image: A person has been arrested

“We remain alert, however. We have deployed forces in and around Halle and are trying to stabilise the situation until we have all the relevant information.”

Police added that several shots were fired before the suspects fled in a car.

German newspaper The Bild is reporting that a hand grenade was thrown and that the attack happened in front of a synagogue.

Police secures the area after a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle

Image: The shooting happened near a synagogue

First responders attend to the scene after a fatal shooting in Halle

Image: First responders attend to the scene after a fatal shooting in Halle

The nearby train station has closed.

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