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Gunmen reported in Hamburg school

Two students are believed to have taken a teacher hostage, and police have entered the building, according to media reports

Tactical police teams have entered a school in the Germany city of Hamburg after reports of two students, one of whom is believed to be armed, taking a teacher hostage.

According to Hamburger Morgenpost, one of the assailants was seen with a pistol. Other reports say it is unclear whether the attackers are in fact students.

Officers carrying submachine guns have surrounded the building, and are reportedly conducting a search of the premises.

Local police said in a message on X (formerly Twitter) that their personnel have begun escorting students to safety.  



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