Berlin, Germany, Oct 9, 2019 / 09:00 am
One man has been arrested and the search is ongoing for a second person after at least two people were shot and killed near a synagogue in the German city of Halle on October 9.
Wednesday's attack took place on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. During Yom Kippur, synagogues typically hold prayer services throughout the entire day. The attack happened shortly after noon German time.
Authorities are now describing the attack as anti-Semitic with far-right motives. Horst Seehofer, the German Minister for the Interior has said that a "heavily armed" individual tried to force his way into the synagogue.
Associated Press have reported that the attack may have been broadcast on the streaming service Twitch, though it is not yet clear by whom.