10/10/19 – Americans in German synagogue as gunman hit door

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Germany says 10 Americans were inside the synagogue in the eastern city of Halle that a gunman unsuccessfully tried to enter on Yom Kippur.

Ambassador Richard Grenell tweeted on Wednesday that “all are safe and unharmed.”

A heavily armed assailant shot at the door of the synagogue as 70 to 80 people inside were observing Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day.

Witnesses and German authorities say the gunman then killed two people while firing outside the building and into a nearby kebab shop.