BERLIN: Cologne police say on Twitter that a hostage-taker has suffered life-threatening injuries when police stormed a pharmacy inside the city’s train station.
The man had taken a woman hostage for two hours before he was injured during the police operation Monday afternoon. Emergency personnel were trying to revive him with CPR. It wasn’t immediately clear how he sustained the injuries. Police said only that he was injured during the police operation to free the woman.
The hostage was also slightly injured and treated on the scene.
German police say they’ve freed a woman who had been taken hostage in Cologne’s main train station and have her captor in custody.
Police spokesman Christoph Schulte said that officers have stormed the pharmacy where the man was holding a woman and that he was suffering from unspecified injuries. It wasn’t clear how the injuries were sustained.
Police tweeted that the hostage was slightly injured and was currently being treated.