October 15, 2018 / 12:25 PM / a month ago

Train station in German city of Cologne closed after hostage-taking

BERLIN, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The main train station in the western German city of Cologne has been closed due to an ongoing police operation, state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn said on Monday after police said they were investigating a suspected hostage-taking.

“A police operation is delaying rail traffic, the main station in Cologne is closed,” Deutsche Bahn said on Twitter, adding it did not know how long the police operation would last.

Reporting by Maria Sheahan Editing by Michelle Martin

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