Menznau, Switzerland shooting: Several people killed at Kronospan outside of Lucerne

(CNN) -- Several people were killed in a shooting at a wood manufacturing factory on the outskirts of the central Swiss city of Lucerne on Wednesday, police said.

The incident took place at 9:00 a.m. local (3:00 a.m. ET) at the offices of Kronospan, a manufacturer of wood products in the town of Menznau outside of Lucerne.

Police have cordoned off a broad area around the factory.

CNN's Fred Pleitgen contributed to this report.

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