Passengers wait outside the main railway station in Cologne after it was closed. Photo: Reuters

Armed man takes woman hostage at Cologne’s railway station

German police said an unknown man believed to be armed had taken a woman hostage in a pharmacy inside Cologne’s central railway station on Monday.

“Eye-witnesses reported hearing shots, others spoke of smoke bombs, but we cannot confirm any of that so far,” a police spokesman.

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