An armed man has reportedly barricaded himself inside the Kinopolis cinema complex, located in the town of Viernheim in western Germany.
German media reports suggest the man wore a mask and carried a gun and ammunition belt.
Police have said there is an “unclear threat situation” probably involving a weapon at a movie theatre.
A spokeswoman said she could not provide any further information on what was happening.
German newspapers have reported that elite police are on their way to the scene.
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