In a shopping center to have ignited Unknown firecrackers and the visitors in fear and terror-stricken. By the loud Bang in the basement of the Thier gallery, numerous people in panic came on Saturday at around 17: 30 and the flight left like the buildings in the city centre.

According to preliminary findings, seven people were injured by the ignited fire on the body, such as the police, Dortmund announced on Saturday evening on Twitter.

officials and rescue forces were on the spot to calm the Situation. What exactly happens, would now have to be clarified, said a police spokesman.

shortly after the incident, four boys between the ages of 14 and 15 years, were taken into custody. It will now be examined whether this would have ignited the firecrackers, police said. Also, you wanted to make it clear: There is no danger for people in the downtown and on the famous Dortmund Christmas market.

An employee of the shopping centre, told the”Ruhr Nachrichten”, the firecrackers had been ignited by a group of ten or more young people. They had filmed the action and then ran away.

Other eye-witnesses shared their impressions on Twitter. They reported that people ran out of the Thier-Galerie.

were As many people at the time of the incident in the Thier-Galerie, was first unclear. In the light of the third Sunday in advent Saturday, the Christmas market in the vicinity and also for the forthcoming home game of Borussia Dortmund, was the shopping center in the middle of the city centre, but extremely full.

in The evening have normalized the situation, said a police spokesman. Numerous emergency and rescue workers were at the site – how many, it was also still unclear. There is still no final balance sheet, it said at the police station. It would be “any amount”. Via Twitter, asked a witness, the police and injured, to report by telephone or come directly to the Bureau.

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