Several people were injured in the attack on the University Amphitheater in Heidelberg

According to the first information provided by the police, the attacker was dead.

Several people were injured Monday in an attack by a “long-armed” man in the lecture hall of the University of Heidelberg in southwestern Germany, local police said, adding that the attacker was dead.

“One person wounded several people with a long weapon in an amphitheater,” Mannheim police said in a statement.

“The culprit himself died,” he added, noting whether he was shot dead by law enforcement on the spot.

According to Information from the public channel S├╝dwestrundfunk (SWR), The university is e-mailing its students not to visit the campus in the Nunheimerfeld district for now. However, according to the SWR, “there will no longer be an immediate threat”.

The university site, located on the north bank of the Necker River, houses the faculties of natural sciences, the departments of the University Hospital Center, and the Botanical Garden.

German gun laws were tightened in April 2002 after two attacks on schools in the eastern city of Erfurt and the southern city of Winnipeg West in March 2009.

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