He urged people to stay home until further notice.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that the shooting, which took place in Vienna late on Monday, was an “abominable terrorist attack,” adding that the army would protect the various sites in the capital so that the police could focus on counter-terrorism operations.
“We are now going through hard hours in our republic. I would like to thank all the emergency forces who are risking their lives for our safety, especially today, and our police will take decisive action with the perpetrators of this abhorrent terrorist attack,” Curtis wrote on Twitter.
The Austrian police announced that gunmen opened fire on Monday night in six different locations in the center of the capital, Vienna, in an attack that resulted in two deaths, including one perpetrator of the attack.
The police said in a tweet on Twitter that “there was shooting in six locations,” and “one person died and I wound many,” it injured others, noting that “the police shot a suspect and killed him.”
The tweet added that the attack, which took place at eight o’clock in the evening (“many suspects armed with rifles attended 21:00.”
The Austrian Interior Minister showed that the shooting near a large synagogue in the center of Vienna appeared to be a terrorist attack, and it was still going on.
“It looks like a terrorist attack,” Tihamer told state television, carried out by many attackers, which left several wounded.
I fired several shots Monday evening, in the center of Vienna, according to the police who spoke of “wounded”, while local media reported an attack near a large synagogue in the Austrian capital.
The Ministry of Interior said, as quoted by the Austrian News Agency (APA), that one attacker “was killed while another fled,” and the same source pointed out that a police officer was seriously injured.
A witness said, in response to a question by a TV channel, that he saw “a person running with a machine gun and he was firing brutally”. The police then arrived at the scene and responded. Another witness reported that “at least fifty bullets” were fired.
Source: almamlaka tv