Students in Cologne
Cologne high school evacuated after reports of a gunman active in the building Rust/

Police have rushed to a high school in Cologne after reports of a suspected gunman in the building.

The armed man, in his twenties, with stubble and wearing a black leather jacket, was spotted in the school at Vogelsanger Straße, prompting a massive police operation. The school has been cleared and around 30 police cars were reported on location.

Firefighters and emergency forces were also deployed. Earlier reports of shots fired in the school were denied by police.