Police have stormed a law firm in Stuttgart after reports of an active gunman triggered a large-scale police operation. They found two bodies in the basement of the building, local media outlets report.
Police searched the entire building and found two dead men in its basement, apparently killed by gunfire, the Rheinische Post reported, citing a police spokesman. The details of the incident are still unclear.
Police believe one of the two dead men is the alleged gunman who had entered the building with a weapon, and the other is believed to be an employee or resident of the building. Police also claimed they did not use weapons during the raid.
Earlier reports spoke of a possible hostage situation.
A gun-wielding man is believed to have broken into a building in the eastern part of Stuttgart. It is believed to be a law firm.
“A witness had reported that an unknown person apparently holding a firearm entered a law firm, or at least a building with a sign of a law firm, here in Gerokstraße street,” a police officer told Ruptly news agency.