German police detain suspected hostage-taker and free woman

Cologne train station hostage situation in Germany today - Live updates

The suspect underwent surgery for life-threatening injuries, including gunshot wounds. Local media reported that people were told via a loudspeaker to leave the station.

German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reports shots have been fired at the station, although it is unclear by who.

The man was known to police for offences including theft and fraud, she said, adding that it was not certain that the owner of the documents was the hostage taker.

"We also do not rule out a terrorist attack", Brauns said.

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Police forces stand at the Cologne, western Germany, main station Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, after they have closed parts of the station because of a hostage situation.

Before police stormed the pharmacy, the entire train station, one of the biggest in Germany, was evacuated.

"We're doing everything to get the hostage out of there unharmed", Mr Gilles said.

The hostage was taken to a hospital after her ordeal, but it wasn't clear if the suspect harmed her or if she was injured when a special police unit stormed the train station pharmacy where she was held to free her. "A female hostage has sustained light injuries and is being tended to".

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