Hostage situation at a German train station ends with one in custody

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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.

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