Two people are dead after a gunman reportedly opened fire near a synagogue in eastern Germany on Wednesday. Police in the German city of Halle took one suspect into custody. Germany's top security official described the shooting as an anti-Semitic attack, and said there may have been a far-right motive. Officials said the area had been secured, after the suspect tried to forcibly enter the synagogue on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur. Last year, anti-Semitic crime reportedly rose nearly 20 percent in Germany. Officials are reportedly still investigating the suspect and motive.

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