Widespread manhunt underway after terrorist attack on streets of Vienna

A Special Forces manhunt is underway after a shooting rampage by multiple gunmen on the streets of the Austrian capital Vienna near the city’s central synagogue.

Described by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz as a “repulsive terrorist attack”, the attackers launched their horror on the streets of the old district of Vienna near the Danube on Monday about 8pm, as hundreds of citizens were enjoying a last night of freedom before a second COVID-19 lockdown.

Several “heavily armed and dangerous” attackers remained on the loose as police shut down and sealed off large parts of central Vienna in a manhunt, Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said late on Monday.

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