Viewfinder: A Hostage Situation in Cologne

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Policemen block an exit in Cologne's main railway station, where a man took a hostage in the early afternoon on October 15th, 2018, at Cologne Central Station in Cologne, Germany. Police sealed off the premises, evacuated the station, and canceled trains. Local media say the incident does not appear to have been terror-related. The woman taken hostage was freed with only minor injuries.

Policemen block an exit in Cologne's main railway station, where a man took a hostage in the early afternoon on October 15th, 2018, at Cologne Central Station in Cologne, Germany. Police sealed off the premises, evacuated the station, and canceled trains. Local media say the incident does not appear to have been terror-related. The woman taken hostage was freed with only minor injuries.

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