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16 October 2018, 04:35 | Tara Lloyd
Police officers stand in positions in the Central Station in Cologne western Germany
The suspect underwent surgery for life-threatening injuries, including gunshot wounds.
There had been reports of shots fired, although police later said this was not the case. Police said there was no immediate suspicion of a link to terrorism.
Cologne's central station itself is a major interchange for trains across Germany and Western Europe.
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The square behind the station was closed.
German police have stormed a pharmacy in Cologne's central railway station, freeing a woman who had been held hostage by a man for two hours. No details have emerged yet about the hostage-taker or any potential motive.
One of Germany's largest train stations was evacuated and locked down Monday after a man took a woman hostage inside a pharmacy at the transportation hub, police said.
"We have indications that one man is holding one woman, but we haven't been able to really get close", Schulte said.
Deutsche Bahn cancelled or delayed train services in Cologne during the stand-off. The suspect was "seriously injured", however it's unclear if he was in police custody.
German special Police walks near the main train station in Cologne, Germany, October 15, 2018, after the train station was closed after hostage-taking. "A female hostage has sustained light injuries and is being tended to".
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