Police action ended the hostage taking place in Cologne, Germany on Monday afternoon, the offender was seriously injured.
The federal police department of North Rhine-Westphalia announced that the hostage had suffered life-threatening injuries in the operation and began resuscitation. Outside of it, a hostage was more easily injured. The case was in a pharmacy early in the Cologne Main Station building.
According to reports by German news portals, a keylogger police spokesman said that a 55-year-old Syrian citizen’s ID had been found on the scene, who had been granted a residence permit until 2021, and his former police affair with minor offenses, including theft and drug abuse.
It is not entirely certain, but it is likely that the man in the hospital is the owner of the document.
The man first lit a Molotov cocktail in a fast-food restaurant, resulting in a 14-year-old girl burning. Then she went to the pharmacy, hijacked a woman and turned her head.
Eyewitnesses say the Islamic State has told itself as a terrorist organization when it entered the pharmacy. Therefore, the police do not rule out their terrorist potential. For now, they have been prosecuted for suspicion of murder and suspected bodily harm.
The man was lured with a firearm, gas cylinders and ignition fluid, and when the police wanted to enter the shop, he tried to fire the hostage. That’s why the police opened fire and got hit by multiple firing. It is not known whether his firearm was operational or not, “he said.