Police in Munich have said "we expect multiple dead" following a shooting at a shopping centre, according to Germany's dpa news agency.

The Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping centre in the northern part of Munich is not far from the city's Olympic Stadium in the Moosach district of the Bavarian capital.

Police are responding to the reported attack in large numbers.

Munich police are urging people to avoid public places. "The situation is still unclear," they said on Twitter.