A number of individuals have reportedly died after a gunman opened fireplace at a college in Prague on Thursday afternoon.
Individuals have been seen fleeing for his or her lives on the college within the Czech capital, with stories suggesting individuals had been killed with others injured within the horrific incident.
Locals of the encompassing space of Náměstí Jan Palach have been warned of the incident, with police warning individuals to remain away.
Czech media stories the incident occurred on the native college’s College of Philosophy.
Eyewitnesses and police have reported the alleged gunman has been shot lifeless by police.
Czech police tweeted: “We’re at present responding to a reported taking pictures at a college in Náměstí Jan Palach.
“In the intervening time, all parts of the IZS are going to the place. We’ll present extra data as quickly as attainable.”
One of many college students caught within the college, Jakob Weizmann, took to X to say he and different college students have been ready to be evacuated.
He wrote: “At the moment caught inside my classroom in Prague. Shooter is lifeless, however we’re ready to be evacuated. Praying to make it out alive.
“Locked the door earlier than the shooter tried to open it.”
Czech public tv stated, citing police, the one who opened fireplace was eradicated.
They are saying officers have been deployed attributable to a taking pictures at a college in Jan Palach Sq.. The Philosophical College of Charles College and the Academy of Arts, Structure, and Design are situated in that space.
The police division stated the sq. has been sealed off. It urged individuals additionally to go away the encompassing streets and keep inside.
Jana Postova, a spokesperson for Prague’s rescue service, confirmed quite a few individuals have been injured however had no particulars.