Police say a shooting at a high school in Bremerhaven injured a non-student.
Police in the northern German city of Bremerhaven have arrested a suspected attacker after a school shooting left one person injured.
The incident happened Thursday at Lloyd Gymnasium, a high school in central Bremerhaven, local police said in a statement.
“An armed person has been arrested and is in police custody,” they said, adding that the injured person, who was taken to hospital, was not a student.
“Students are in the classroom with their teachers. Police have taken control of the situation on the ground,” the statement said.
German newspaper Bild said the injured person was a woman.
It also reported that a second suspect appeared to be on the run. It was previously reported that they were armed with a crossbow.
Police said they were verifying whether multiple people were involved.
School shootings are relatively rare in Germany, a country with some of the strictest gun laws in Europe. But a recent attack has rattled the population.
Bremerhaven Police said on Twitter that a large deployment was underway in the city center and asked residents to avoid Mayor-Martin-Donandt square and surrounding streets, in the vicinity of the middle school. study Lloyd.
Last week, investigators in the German city of Essen said they had foiled a school bombing when they arrested a 16-year-old man on suspicion of planning a “terrible attack”. father of Nazi Germany”.
Police in Essen stormed the teen’s room during the night, arrested him, and discovered 16 “pipe bombs,” as well as anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim material.
In JanuaryAn 18-year-old student opened fire in a lecture hall at the University of Heidelberg in southwestern Germany, killing a young woman and injuring three others before fleeing the scene and shooting herself.
In 2009, a former student killed 9 students, 3 teachers and 3 passersby in a school shooting in Winnenden, in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The attacker then committed suicide.
In 2002, a 19-year-old former student, apparently in revenge for being expelled, shot dead 16 people, including 12 teachers and two students, at a school in the central German city of Erfurt. . Then he committed suicide.
The Winnenden and Erfurt massacres were carried out with legal weapons and prompted Germany to tighten gun laws.
The country now requires anyone under the age of 25 to pass a psychiatric test before applying for a gun license.