Police Kill Movie Theater Assailant in Germany

June 23, 2016 3:47 PM

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Police Kill Movie Theater Assailant in Germany

FRANKFURT — A masked assailant apparently armed with a rifle attacked a multiplex movie theater in the German city of Viernheim on Thursday and took hostages before he was killed by elite police units that stormed the building, officials and the news media reported.

There was no indication the attack was linked to a terrorist plot, officials said, despite initial fears that the gunman may have been tied to Islamist extremists who have carried out other assaults that have traumatized Europe.

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