Vienna shooting: Shots fired at synagogue as police race to reported shooting and suicide bombing in Austrian capital
Gunshots were reported near Schwedenplatz, one of the main squares in the Austrian capital
The attacker is said to have blown himself up with a suicide belt, Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung reports.
Several people have been injured in the explosion, cops have confirmed.
A police officer was also reportedly injured in the attack and cops are now swooping on the scene.
Austrian Police confirmed on Twitter that there are persons injured and a large operation was underway.
Polizei Wien posted: There is a larger police operation going on in the 1st district of Vienna (Inner City area). Officers are on site and check the situation.
Shots fired in the Inner City district – there are persons injured – KEEP AWAY from all public places or public Transport.