A male suspect sustained life-threatening injuries in the incident.
DW's Dana Regev, who was on the ground, said Cologne's crisis negotiation unit had taken over part of the operation before police stormed the pharmacy.
He had first hurled a Molotov cocktail inside a McDonald's restaurant, injuring a teenage girl, then taken another woman hostage in an adjacent pharmacy.
"We need to find out what he wants, what his demands are and whether he carries a weapon", he said, adding that police weren't aware of the man's motive.
Police said they could not yet positively identify the hostage-taker, who was undergoing surgery, but believed he was a 55-year-old Syrian immigrant.
Melania Trump visits baby elephants, takes Kenya safari Otherwise, he said , "She'll get some nice photos and it won't do anything to move the needle on USA interests on the continent". Agency for International Development, whose funding President Donald Trump has twice proposed slashing by almost a third.
Eyewitnesses said the teenager had been in a cafe close to the pharmacy immediately before the hostage-taking.
The hostage situation began at 12.45pm and police closed the railway station and Breslauer Platz square behind the station.
German railroad operator Deutsche Bahn tweeted that some of the station's tracks were shut down temporarily.
Police could not confirm eye-witness reports that shots and explosions were heard. DW's Dana Regev reported that two shots had been fired inside the station. Police said the situation was considered "under control" and there was no immediate suspicion of a link to terrorism.
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England only have one representative on the list in Harry Kane while Gareth Bale is also among the nominees . Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann says the Ballon d'Or should go to a French player this year.
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The BBC's Mark Lowen says the mystery threatens to deepen the strains in the relationship between Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The State Department said it was aware of Khashoggi's disappearance and was seeking more information.
The new Pixels will run the newest Android operating system, the Android Pie 9.0, out of the box in typical Google tradition. It's highly likely the two phones will be powered by Qualcomm's new and powerful Snapdragon 845 smartphone processor.
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This week's mishap marked the fourth time in the Soyuz program history that the ballistic mode of re-entry has occurred. But questions still swirl about Hague's future schedule, as well as the bigger picture of space station staffing .
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The two crew members on board, cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and Nick Hague of NASA, are alive after performing an emergency landing. The contingency procedure sends the spacecraft carrying the crew on a "sharper angle of landing compared to normal", NASA said.
Republican Susan Collins of ME added her name to the majority of Senate Republicans who are supporting Kavanaugh . Still, she sent signals that Kavanaugh had cleared a hurdle by reassuring her that he believed the 1973 Roe v.
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