AN 1,000-PERSON manhunt is underway to find several “armed and dangerous” gunmen after shooting rampage took place near a synagogue in central Vienna.
The nation’s public broadcaster, ORF, cited witnesses saying several shots were fired shortly after 8pm (7pm GMT) in the central belt of the Austrian capital.
Four people were killed and 17 people injured as a result of the attacks, which took place at six different locations near the Stadttempel synagogue.
One police officer was also shot and injured. Perpetrators are said to be at large and on the run, according to the Austrian Interior Ministrty.
The incident is being treated as terror-related, with the army drafted in to support police and protect public buildings and spaces while the search continues.
An ISIS gunman armed with an assault rifle and wearing a fake bomb vest was shot dead following the rampage.
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