Vienna attack live updates: No evidence of second gunman, minister saysComments
Four people were killed and dozens injured after a gunman brought havoc to the streets of the Austrian capital of Vienna on Monday night, just hours before the start of a coronavirus lockdown.
Authorities initially feared that several gunmen had taken part in the attack but Interior Minister Karl Nehammer told reporters on Tuesday afternoon that evidence gathered thus far shows no indication that there was a second attacker.
The gunman was killed but several others were believed to be on the run, sparking a city-wide manhunt and prompting authorities to warn residents to stay in their homes.
The attacks came as Viennese were out in restaurants and bars enjoying the last night before the beginning of a partial lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Euronews has the full story on the attacks here and you can follow below for live updates.
Here are the main details so far:
- Five people - four victims and the attacker - were killed in the attack in the Austrian capital;
- Some 22 others were injured, some "seriously," including a police officer;
- Chancellor Sebastian Kurz confirmed this morning that the incident was an "Islamist terror attack";
- The suspect was identified as Kujtim Fejzulai, a 22-year-old dual Austrian-North Macedonian national who had tried to enter Syria to join Islamic State in 2019;
- Police have arrested 14 people in connection with the attack, according to Austria's Interior Minister.