4 Nov 2020

14 arrested in connection with Vienna attack

From Morning Report, 6:12 am on 4 November 2020

Police have arrested 14 people in connection with a deadly attack in Vienna, Austria. Police are calling it an 'Islamist terror attack'.

Four people were killed and many more injured after a gunman opened fire opposite a synagogue in central Vienna on Monday night.

The man who was shot dead by police was 20 years old and had been released from prison in 2019 after he tried to join a Islamic terrorist group.

The Austrian Interior Minister, Karl Nehammer, shared details of the attack at a news conference a short time ago.

Vienna correspondent Anthony Mills speaks to Susie Ferguson.