At least 20 injured, gunman dead in German cinema shooting
The masked gunman was shot by police after he opened fire.
He is said to have fired blank four shots before barricading himself inside.
As people ran from the cinema screaming he opened fire and unleashed tear gas.
At least 20 people are thought to have been injured when tear gas was released into the confined space.
The interior minister of the state of Hessen, Peter Beuth, announced the perpetrator’s death in the state parliament in Wiesbaden.
He said: ‘The police had an emergency call at 2:45pm [12:45 GMT]. The caller said there was a masked man… armed with a long gun. It is unclear whether it was a real gun.
‘The caller heard four shots and said that the masked man appeared a little mentally unstable. Police special forces were called.’