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Nuremberg police arrest man over murder of two prostitutes

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Nuremberg on suspicion of murdering two prostitutes in recent weeks, according to local media.

Nuremberg police arrest man over murder of two prostitutes
The crime scene of the murder of a Chinese prostitute in Nuremberg on June 5th. Photo: DPA

Broadcaster Bayerische Rundfunk reported on Monday that investigators were able to identify the suspect after analyzing mobile phone data.

Investigators confirmed that they had arrested a man in connection with the murders, but have not yet released any further details on his identity.

The man reportedly phoned both of the murdered prostitutes before they were killed.

On May 24th, a 22-year-old Romanian prostitute was murdered in Nuremberg. Emergency workers found her corpse inside a burning, sixth-floor apartment in the northern Bavarian city.

On Pentecost Monday, June 5th, a 44-year-old Chinese prostitute was murdered. Police immediately suspected a link between the two crimes.

SEE ALSO: 5 things to know about prostitution in Germany

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One injured in school shooting in northern Germany

One person was injured Thursday when shots were fired in a school in the northern German city of Bremerhaven, police said, adding that they had arrested the suspected gunman.

One injured in school shooting in northern Germany

The shooting happened at the Lloyd Gymnasium school on Thursday morning. The injured person was taken to hospital, a police spokeswoman said. It is not believed to be a pupil, according to German media reports.

The police said they had arrested a suspected perpetrator. A spokeswoman said the incident was still ongoing. It is unclear whether any other perpetrators are involved. 

Local news site Nord24 reported that a school pupil heard shots being fired and called the police. Pupils reportedly barricaded themselves in their classrooms.

Police launched a large-scale operation and have cordoned off the area around the school. They have been carrying out an intensive search.

The school authority has set up a hotline for concerned parents. They can call 0471-5902735 if they have any concerns. Many parents have already gathered in front of the school after being alerted by their children, local media reported. 

This is a breaking story and we’ll update it as we get more information

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