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|Hostage safe after Cologne railway station drama
|(about 1 hour later)
|German police say they now have an armed assailant at Cologne's main railway station "under control" and the woman he took hostage is receiving medical treatment.
|She had minor injuries from the incident but he is reported to have serious injuries.
|There was a full evacuation of the station, one of Germany's biggest transport hubs.
|Local media say the incident does not appear to have been terror-related.
|Earlier there were unconfirmed reports of shots being fired.
|Police quoted by the Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger daily said a couple were involved, and the man had argued with the woman in a McDonald's restaurant, before holding her in a pharmacy at the station.
|Reports speak of at least one explosion during the incident.
|Deutsche Bahn cancelled or delayed train services in Cologne during the stand-off.