German police are engaged in a huge anti-terror manhunt in the city of Munich after nine people died in a shopping mall shooting.
Three attackers carrying guns were earlier reported to be on the run. Police urged people to avoid public places.
The attack was at the Olympia mall in the north-western Moosach district. Public transport is suspended.
Police, who describe it as "an acute terror situation", say the first reports of a shooting in Hanauer Street came in just before 18:00 (16:00 GMT).
Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff, Peter Altmaier, told national TV the motive for the attack was still unclear.
"We cannot rule out that it is linked to terrorism but we can't confirm it either, but we are also investigating in this direction," he said.
A meeting of the government's security cabinet will be held on Saturday.
The Bavarian capital's central railway station has been evacuated.
People stranded by the emergency and unable to get home are being offered shelter by locals. The initiative was launched with the Twitter hashtag #Offenetür (open door).
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