German police have said that two people were killed in a shooting in front of a Synagogue and the gunman threw a “grenade at a Jewish cemetery” in the city of Halle, according to Bild the German newspaper.
Police have arrested one man and a manhunt is under way as the suspects escaped in a car after firing multiple shots.
Halle police have cordoned Humboldt Strasse near to a Jewish cemetery and a nearby train station has been closed.
German police wrote said on Twitter, “Our forces have detained one person.”
Adding, “We remain alert, however. We have deployed forces in and around Halle and are trying to stabilise the situation until we have all the relevant information.”
A witness told German n-tv news that a gunman wore military camouflage clothing and opened fire with an assault rifle on a Doner Kebab shop.
Speaking to a TV reporter the witness said, “The man came up to the Doner shop, he threw something like a grenade, it didn’t explode, and he opened fire with an assault rifle.
“The man behind me must have died… I hid in the toilet.”
Another witness said the gunman threw either a grenade or a petrol bomb in to the cemetery.