A 40-year-old man from Dresden apparently killed his mother in the morning, then fired shots through the door of a radio station and finally took hostages in a shopping center. His arrest ends fatally.
The Dresden hostage-taker died, the police said. The 40-year-old suffered fatal injuries when the hostages were accessed and freed. The specific circumstances are the subject of further investigations. A police spokesman told ntv that it would be checked whether the man injured himself or was injured by the special task force.
According to police findings, the 40-year-old killed his 62-year-old mother in an apartment building in the Prohlis district of Dresden in the morning. Around 7:20 a.m., the police found the lifeless woman. An emergency doctor who was called could only determine their death.
The third location was then the Dresden Altmarkt-Galerie. There, according to the police, the man took an employee and a child hostage. The police evacuated the mall and adjacent areas. Several people were accommodated in a bus of the Dresden transport company and were cared for there. The famous Striezelmarkt also remained closed for the time being - it only opened again in the early afternoon. The police asked because of the kidnapping to avoid downtown Dresden.
A police spokesman explained the motive of the alleged perpetrator that the man had been very conspicuous in his mental behavior. "We're most likely assuming a mental illness." Other than that, the police were not aware of anything.