Köthen (dpa/sa) – In a special school in Köthen (Anhalt-Bitterfeld district), the police arrested a twelve-year-old student on Wednesday morning who is said to have previously walked through the building with a “knife-like object”. This was confirmed by a spokesman for the Dessau-Roßlau police department of the German Press Agency. The “Mitteldeutsche Zeitung” reported about it online first.

According to the current state of knowledge, there are no injuries, said the spokesman. The situation is under control, the child has been arrested and there is no longer any danger. In the early hours of the morning, the police became aware of the threat situation.

The police said via Twitter: “We are still on site with forces.” Further details are not yet known. The background would be determined at high pressure, said the spokesman.