Great decoration for two Austrian police officers: because they stopped the attacker in Vienna, Chancellor Kurz presented them with a gold medal of merit.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) has rewarded two police officers for their work on the night of the attack in Vienna. “With their courageous actions and at the risk of their own lives, these two police officers (…) took out the hit man,” Kurz said on Twitter’s short messaging service. The officials had “looked worse,” the head of government continued.

Kurz posted a photo on Twitter showing him along with Home Secretary Karl Nehammer and the two police officers. According to the tweet, the officials were awarded the Gold Merit by the Republic of Austria.

Terrorist would have contacts with Germany

Kurz also thanked all the emergency services on duty in central Vienna the night after the terrorist attack and the days after.

A 20-year-old supporter of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist militia killed four people in Vienna on Monday and injured more than 20 people, some seriously, before being killed by gunfire from police. Also in Osnabrück, Kassel and the Pinneberg district have been searched since this morning. The killer is said to have been in contact with German Islamists.

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