BREAKING: TERRORIST ATTACK IN VIENNA

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“Shots fired in the city center area – there are casualties – STAY AWAY from all public spaces and public transport,” Austrian police said.

A large police crackdown is underway in central Vienna, a police spokesman said Monday night, as the Kronen Zeitung reported an attack on a synagogue and shootings.

According to information, there are dead people and many seriously injured. Videos show Austrian special forces automatically running through Vienna’s sidewalks and exchanging gunfire in several parts of the city.

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UPD: 22:23
Footage posted on social media shows several gunshots being heard as people on the street rush to seek refuge.

UPD: 22:37
An Islamist with AK runs in the streets

UPD 22:39
According to information 7 dead so far, dozens seriously injured
Photo of one of the perpetrators dead

UPD 22:49
Vienna’s public transport stops in the 1st district until recently! Stay in and away from public places!

UPD 22:55
The terrorists appear to have taken hostages at a restaurant in another part of Vienna in parallel with the shootings in the city center, according to reports by the Austrian broadcaster OE24.
The hostages are at the Japanese restaurant Akakio located on Mariahilferstraße in the Austrian capital.

UPD 23:02
Shots are also reported at the Hilton Hotel in Vienna

UPD 23:28
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE AUSTRIAN POLICE

What we can confirm so far: * Around 8:00 p.m. shootings In the area of Seitenstettengasse * Several perpetrators with weapons (rifles) * currently a total of 6 crime scenes * 1 death several seriously injured, including a police officer * 1 perpetrator is dead by police

UPD 23:31
Europe unequivocally condemns this cowardly act that violates our lives and human values. My thoughts are with the victims and the people of Vienna after tonight’s horrific attack. We stand with Austria

UPD 23:53
STATEMENT BY FRENCH PRESIDENT MACRON: THE ENEMIES OF EUROPE MUST KNOW WHO THEY HAVE TO DO WITH

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