[UPDATE] Two U.S. Soldiers Dead in Germany Airport Shooting

By: CBS News
By: CBS News

[UPDATE] 3-2 12:45pm --

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – Two Airmen have been killed and two were wounded during a shooting incident today at Frankfurt International Airport.

The names of the deceased are being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin.

German authorities have the shooter in custody.

The incident is currently under investigation. More details will be released as they become available.


Frankfurt, Germany - 3-2 Noon --

Two U.S. airmen are dead and two others are wounded after an attack this morning on a shuttle bus outside of the Frankfurt, Germany airport terminal. A single gunman boarded the bus and opened fire. He then fled from the bus into a terminal where he was tackled and detained by German authorities. He remains in German custody.

The suspect, believed to be from Kosovo, may have also been carrying a knife.

There is no preliminary motive for the shooting and it’s unclear if the gunman said anything before he began firing. It is also unclear if the gunman deliberately targeted the soldiers or if he knew they were Americans.

These are all questions currently being investigated.

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  • by wdyoung Location: Tallahassee on Mar 2, 2011 at 04:26 PM
    A disappointing story. More disappointing, this was not the top story on some of the news sites. The iPad 2 was.
  • by so sad on Mar 2, 2011 at 02:09 PM
    They are not going to rest until they kill us all.... wake up people!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2011 at 12:03 PM
    RIP soldiers. Thank you for sacrificing your life for this country. And God bless the families and friends.
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