‘Rampaging’ Man Shot By Police in Berlin Cathedral

Berlin
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A “rampaging” man armed with a knife has been shot by police in Berlin’s main Protestant cathedral.

“Shortly after 4 p.m. (2 p.m. GMT) police shot at a rampaging man at Berlin cathedral. He was wounded in the leg,” the police confirmed in a tweet.

The dpa press agency has reported the “rampaging” man’s nationality as “Austrian” but police have yet to provide a name, disclose his ethnicity, or issue a physical description.

The suspect is reported to have attacked and injured another man, and a police officer was seriously wounded during efforts to take the suspect down — apparently as a result of friendly fire.

Deutsche Welle journalist Dana Regev has tweeted that the police do not currently suspect a terrorist motive, and are describing the suspect as a “hooligan” in his fifties.

This story is developing…

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