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10 Americans were in German synagogue as gunman tried to get in: ambassador



There were 10 Americans inside a synagogue in Germany when a gunman unsuccessfully tried to leave before killing two people on Wednesday, the U.S. ambassador to Germany said.

Ambassador Richard Grenell tweeted.

Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of

The Americans are "safe and unharmed." atonement.

The gunman then killed two people during the building and going into a nearby kebab shop,

 A person read on a road in Halle, Germany, after a gunman fired several shots and killed two people. (Sebastian Willnow / dpa via AP)

A person on a road in Halle, Germany, after a gunman fired several shots and killed two people. (Sebastian Willnow / dpa via AP)
      

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The attack took place in the eastern city of Halle and is regarded as a hate crime ]

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said the attack may have been driven by anti-Semitism and far-right motives.

The German news magazine Der Spiegel said a 27-year-old suspect from the state of Saxony-Anhalt, where Halle is located, what arrested.

 Police officers cross a wall at a crime scene in Halle, Germany, after a shooting on Wednesday. (Sebastian Willnow / dpa via AP)

Police officers cross a wall at a crime scene in Halle, Germany, after a shooting on Wednesday. (Sebastian Willnow / dpa via AP)
      

The Suspected Shooter streamed 35 minutes of the episode on Amazon-owned Twitch, which confirmed the live broadcast in a series of tweets on Wednesday.

The account had created about two months ago and the user had only attempted to

"A recording of the stream, which was automatically generated based on the account's settings, which was viewed by approximately 2200 people in the 30 minutes before the video was flagged and removed from Twitch, "it said."

"Once the video was removed, we shared the hash with an industry consortium to help prevent the proliferation of this content," Twitch said.

A spokesperson for Chancellor Chancellor Angela Merkel said the "terrible news from Halle,"

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Fox News' Nicole Darrah and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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