A gunman in a mask stormed a movie theater in western Germany Friday and opened fire wounding several people, local media reported.
The unidentified shooter reportedly barricaded himself inside. Police surrounded the theater, BBC News reported.
Investigators would not immediately confirm the number of wounded, but described it as a “threat situation.”
The Kinopolis movie theater is located in Viernheim, approximately 40 miles south of Frankfurt.
Police in the nearby city of Mannheim sent officers to support the operation, spokesman Norbert Schaetzle told reporters.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.