February 21, 2019 / 8:56 AM / 4 months ago

No sign of terrorism in Munich shooting that left two dead: German police

MUNICH (Reuters) - Two men were shot dead in the southern German city of Munich on Thursday but there were no indications that it was a terrorist attack, a police spokesman said.

Germany has been on high alert since December 2016, when a Tunisian asylum seeker with Islamist links hijacked a truck, killed the driver and then ploughed it into a crowded market place in Berlin, killing 11 more people and injuring dozens.

Police spokesman Sven Mueller said one of the two dead men had fired the shots, adding that nobody else appeared to have been hurt in the incident.

“There is no danger for people there anymore,” Mueller said.

Local residents had reported the shots being fired at a construction site on Thursday morning.

Reporting by Joern Poltz; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Paul Carrel and Gareth Jones

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