Gunman shot dead after storming cinema complex in Germany

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A gunman has been shot dead by police after he stormed a cinema complex in Germany.

According to local media, the interior ministry confirmed the masked suspect was killed after the incident in Viernheim.

German cinema
(Simon Ribnitzky/dpa/AP)

Local police say no-one was harmed by the suspect at the Kinopolis cinema, though local media reported that up to 50 people had been injured by tear gas.

German police
(Boris Roessler/dpa/AP)

Interior minister Peter Beuth said it was unclear whether the man's weapon was real.