Four people including the suspect were dead and 15 other people were wounded in a shooting attack incident in Austrian capital, Vienna.
The injured were immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment.
At a joint press conference with the interior minister, Vienna’s police chief Gerhard Pürstl said the suspect was neutralized at his apartment which was opened with explosives.
Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said the “radicalized” perpetrator had fastened a fake explosive belt while he carried out shooting.
“The radicalized person is someone who is an IS sympathizer. This was an attack on our values and a completely useless attempt to weaken our democratic society or to divide it. We do not tolerate this in any way or from anyone,” he said.
Reports suggested that several gunmen had opened fire at about five locations as the people were enjoying their final moments of freedom before coronavirus lockdown.
Police have ramped up the search operation to arrest the other suspects while security in Vienna has been put on high alert.