Police arrest man after hostage situation in Germany

BERLIN: German police said Friday they had arrested a man as he allegedly attempted to flee with a hostage from a store in the Ulm city center.
Contacted by AFP, a police spokesman in the southwestern city declined to give details about the hostage or the possible motivation behind the incident.
“At 8:20 p.m. (1920 GMT) the male and armed perpetrator left the building with a hostage and fled,” Ulm police said in a statement.
Police fired shots and apprehended the suspect, while the hostage remained unharmed, authorities said.

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