• At 27-year-old suspect is in custody following a deadly shooting at a German synagogue on the Jewish high holy day of Yom Kippur.
  • A witness told the BBC that a man dressed as a police officer with weapons threw a hand grenade into the nearby Jewish cemetery.
  • The incident was live-streamed on the gaming site Twitch, where the shooter can be heard saying that Jews are “the root of all these problems.”
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At least two people are dead after a shooting near a synagogue in the German city of Halle on Wednesday, and a 27-year-old unnamed suspect is in custody, police said

Several shots were fired near the synagogue and at a nearby kebab shop, killing a woman and a man and injuring several other people, the Halle police said and Germany’s Bild newspaper reported. Bild reported that the gunman used a submachine gun to carry out the attack.

A tweet from police warned residents to stay vigilant.

“We’re stabilizing the area around Halle until we have confirmed every bit of information,” the police said.

A witness told the BBC that a “fully armed” man “dressed like a policeman” also threw a hand grenade into a nearby Jewish cemetery.

Police say the entire incident was live-streamed on the gaming site Twitch. The video begins, according to ABC News, with the shooter saying “my name is Anon and I think the Holocaust never happened.” He then goes on to rant against feminism and mass immigration, and says “the root of all these problems is the Jew.” Halle map

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Foto: Halle is in central Germany.sourceGoogle Maps

Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told ABC authorities should assume the attack was anti-Semitic in nature. And the German Federal Prosecutor’s office told CNN they believed the attacker held “extreme far-right and anti-Semitic” beliefs.

The attack fell on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism.

Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s rail operator, said it closed the Halle station.

A video posted on social media purports to show a gunman firing while he stands by a car.