Several people were injured on Monday, January 24 in an attack in a university amphitheater in Heidelberg, Germany.
According to local police, without giving too many details, the assailant, who was armed with a “long weapon” was neutralized.
The perpetrator himself is dead.
Colleagues are still on site with strong forces – we will provide further information here! https://t.co/aovlQc99tl
— Police Mannheim (@PolizeiMannheim) January 24, 2022
According to information from the public channel Südwestrundfunk (SWR), the university has asked its students by email not to go to the campus in the Neuenheimer Feld district for the moment. However, there would be “no more imminent threat”, according to SWR.
This university site, on the north bank of the Neckar river, notably hosts faculties of natural sciences, departments of the university hospital center and the botanical garden.
German firearms laws were tightened after two attacks on schools in the eastern city of Erfurt in April 2002 and in the southern city of Winnenden. west, in March 2009.