The Latest on hostage situation at Cologne train station (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

Special police operate outside the Cologne, western Germany, train station Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Cologne police closed parts of the western German city’s main train station after a man took a woman hostage in a pharmacy inside. (Marius Becker/dpa via AP)

German police say they’ve freed a woman who had been taken hostage in Cologne’s main train station and have her captor in custody.

Police spokesman Christoph Schulte said that officers have stormed the pharmacy where the man was holding a woman and that he was suffering from unspecified injuries. It wasn’t clear how the injuries were sustained. 

People wait outside the Cologne, western Germany, train station Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Cologne police closed parts of the western German city’s main train station after a man took a woman hostage in a pharmacy inside. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)

Police tweeted that the hostage was slightly injured and was currently being treated.

Special police operate outside the Cologne, western Germany, train station Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Cologne police closed parts of the western German city’s main train station after a man took a woman hostage in a pharmacy inside. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)

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1:40 p.m.

Special police operate outside the Cologne, western Germany, train station Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Cologne police closed parts of the western German city’s main train station after a man took a woman hostage in a pharmacy inside. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)

Cologne police say they have closed parts of the western German city’s main train station because of a hostage situation.

FILE – In this Feb. 4, 2016 file photo police patrols in front of the main station during the start of the street carnival in Cologne, Germany. Cologne police say they have closed parts of the western German city’s main train station because of a hostage situation. The incident appears to have started Monday at a pharmacy inside the train station. ( AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)

Police officer Christoph Schulte told The Associated Press that incident appears to have started Monday at 12:45 p.m.at a pharmacy inside the train station. He said parts of the station, one of the biggest in the country, were closed off as well as Breslauer Platz square behind the station.

There were no immediate details on who was taken hostage or how many people were involved.

Police forces stand at the Cologne, western Germany, main station Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, after they have closed parts of the station because of a hostage situation. Police said that incident appears to have started Monday at a pharmacy inside the train station. (Oliver Berg/dpa via AP)

German railroad operator Deutsche Bahn tweeted that some of the station’s tracks were shut down temporarily.

Police on Twitter told people to avoid the train station.

Source: The Associated Press

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