The hostage-taking in Dresden is over. The perpetrator was caught and injured, the police said on Saturday. The hostages, an employee and a child, appeared unharmed. At around 7:20 a.m., the police in Dresden-Prohlis found a dead woman in an apartment building. The homicide is related to the operation in downtown Dresden, the police said. The suspect is the woman's 40-year-old German son.
He then holed himself up in the Altmarkt gallery, and the police described the man as having mental problems. The police evacuated the mall and adjacent areas. Several people were accommodated in a bus of the Dresden transport company and were cared for there. The famous Striezelmarkt should also remain closed for the time being.
The police asked because of the kidnapping to avoid downtown Dresden. The area around the Altmarkt-Galerie is cordoned off.
Due to the police operation, there are also traffic restrictions. The local public transport of the Dresden transport company is also affected.
The Altmarkt-Galerie is a shopping center in downtown Dresden. It is named after the Dresden Altmarkt, where the building is located.