Shots are fired near synagogue in Vienna as police say ‘major operation’ is underway
A large police operation is underway in central Vienna, after reports of shots being fired near a synagogue in the city.
Austrian public broadcaster ORF cited witnesses saying several shots were fired shortly after 7pm.
Vienna police tweeted that officers were out in force and the exact circumstances of the incident were still being determined.
Another Austrian newspaper reported that the attack was on the street that houses the city’s main synagogue.