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MAINZ, Germany — A hostage situation at Cologne’s main train station ended when a woman being held captive was freed and the attacker was taken into custody, according to German police.
The incident, which began at 6:45 a.m. ET, ended after a couple of hours when the attacker was taken into custody, a police spokeswoman told NBC News. Details on the hostage taker’s identity were not immediately released.Police said the attacker was “seriously injured” during his arrest and measures were being taken to revive him. Officers are still on the scene searching the premises to ensure there are no further threats and said in a tweet that people are to avoid the area.
Power was shut off to about 118,500 customers in parts of more than a dozen Northern California counties late Sunday in an unprecedented move to pre-empt wildfires with strong winds and extreme weather conditions.
Utility company Pacific Gas and Electric, or PG&E, said it was shutting off power to help reduce the risk of wildfires. Some of the deadly infernos that engulfed the state this time last year were caused by downed power lines and damaged electrical equipment.The National Weather Service warned Sunday of critical fire-related weather conditions in the North Bay Mountains and East Bay Hills continuing through Monday morning due to a combination of strong, gusty offshore winds and low relative humidity.