A 31-year-old who is said to have entered a Mannheim University library with a machete was shot by police and died in a hospital. The police, the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) and the public prosecutor’s office said that there was a threat to police officers, whereupon they used their firearms.

The 31-year-old had become violent towards an employee before the officers arrived. Students were also there. There was no danger to them, said a police spokesman.

First, an armed man was noticed in the area of ​​the library of the economics faculty. He had already been banned from the library because he had repeatedly behaved negatively, the statement said. When the police patrol arrived, he was reportedly holding a machete in his hand. After being shot by police, the man was taken to a hospital where he later died. According to the statement, he had already appeared before the police.

The LKA is also investigating the use of firearms. Together with the public prosecutor’s office, it is supposed to reconstruct the sequence of events. The 31-year-old’s motive should also be determined.