Two dead after man storms Mercedes-Benz factory in Germany and opens fire

A man opened fire at a Mercedes-Benz factory in southwestern Germany on Thursday, leaving two people dead, authorities the company said.

Police received the first emergency calls around 7:45 am local time, on Thursday morning, a police spokeswoman told the news agency dpa.

Police tweeted that there was no further danger to employees at the plant. Information about the suspect’s motive was not immediately available.

They said: “There is currently a police operation on the factory premises. Police and rescue workers are on duty.

“There is no danger to the population.”

In a statement, Mercedes-Benz said that two people were killed at its Sindelfingen plant and said it was “deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic news.”

They added: “Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and all colleagues on site.”

The sprawling Sindelfingen works employ around 35,000 workers producing E-Class and S-Class luxury sedans and CLS and GLC coupes, according to the company’s website. It also houses planning, purchasing and development and design departments.

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