It was possible to detain the criminal only after the assault
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The German Dresden police confirmed that they were able to first injure and then detain a man, taking hostages in the city’s mall.
reported also that on the way to the mall, the suspect, armed with a pistol, shot dead an elderly woman, then opened fire on the premises of a local radio station, after which he entered the mall, where he barricaded himself in one of the pharmacies.
He took two hostages with him – a young woman with a child. They have already been released, their lives are not in danger.
It was possible to detain the criminal only after the assault, during which he was injured.
While militiamen do not give details either about the detainee or about the motives of his actions. It is only known that the deceased woman is his mother. She was shot dead in her apartment.
While the mall and adjacent Christmas market are closed, retail outlet owners are prohibited from reopening until further notice.