Tuesday May 22, 201211:39 PM GMT
German police arrest student shooter
A Police officer secures the scene near the Linden public school in the town of Memmingen in southern Germany on May 22, 2012 after the teenage attacker ran away from the school.
A Police officer secures the scene near the Linden public school in the town of Memmingen in southern Germany on May 22, 2012 after the teenage attacker ran away from the school.
Tue May 22, 2012 11:37PM
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The German police have arrested an armed teenage schoolboy, who fired at least one shot at his school near Munich in the south of the country.


A police spokesman told the DPA on Tuesday that the 14-year-old, who was not immediately named, charged into the 280-pupil Linden public school in the town of Memmingen with two weapons, firing at least one shot before fleeing.

The police cornered the boy at a sports field in the town and captured him hours later after a tense confrontation, in which he fired several more times.

Nobody was hurt in the incident and the boy was taken for psychological evaluation, the police said.

Witnesses said the incident had followed a dispute between the boy and a fellow pupil.

In March 2009, a 17-year-old boy, named Tim Kretschmer, killed 15 people, mostly at his school in the town of Winnenden in southern Germany, before committing suicide.

The bloodshed marked Germany’s worst school shooting tragedy since April 2002 when 19-year-old Robert Steinhaeuser, an expelled student, went on shooting rampage at a school in the city of Erfurt in central Germany, killing 16 people.

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