In the city center of Strasbourg, shots fired. According to authorities, two people have been killed and eleven injured. The offender was a fugitive, informed the Prefecture of the département of Bas-Rhin. The police have taken up the pursuit. The police of a terrorist Background.

In a message on Twitter, an employee of the mayor is not appealed to the residents to leave their homes. “Thanks to all of you who stay at home, and on the clarification of the Situation,” wrote Alain Fontanel. The Parisian Ministry of the interior voice without any further Details of a “serious event of public safety”.

President of The French Republic Emmanuel Macron is sending after the heavy attack in Strasbourg, Minister of the interior, Christophe Castaner, in the Alsatian metropolis. Castaner said in the evening, the culprit was identified and the police because of criminal activities.

Also, the French Anti-terrorist Prosecutor’s office informed, you’ve been watching the development on an ongoing basis. France has been covered in the past by a wave of Islamist terror. In the case of the most serious assassination shaft 130 people in Paris died in November 2015.

The shots were fired against 20 clock. Several places in the city centre of Strasbourg were affected, including the Rue des Orfèvres, Rue des Grandes-Arcades and the Grand’Rue. In the vicinity of the Christmas market, one of the oldest and largest in Europe.

police has cordoned off the city centre around the Place Gutenberg. Everywhere in the city clinics, such as local residents report. In addition, the building of the European Parliament had been cordoned off in Strasbourg, as an AFP Reporter reported. There will be plenary this week’s meetings of the Parliament, hundreds of MPs and their staff to keep in the city. Because of the police Cordon, parliamentarians, staff and journalists could not leave the building in the evening.

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