Vienna remains on high alert following the incident, as police ramp up their investigation into the attack and search for other potential suspects. Armed forces have been deployed in Vienna to help secure the situation. Authorities have asked the public to stay at home or in a safe place and follow the news.
Following the incident, Police in Austria have launched a manhunt after gunmen opened fire at multiple locations across central Vienna, killing at least five people and wounding several more in what Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz described as a “repulsive terror attack”.
Fifteen people were injured in the attack in the center of the capital, among them a police officer, Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said on Tuesday. The attacks, in six locations including near a synagogue in the centre of the city, were carried out by “several suspects armed with rifles”. Authorities are still trying to determine whether further attackers may be on the run.