Berlin Cathedral: Police officer shoots man in the legs

Pauline Gross
June 4, 2018

Winfrid Wenzel, a police spokesman, said that officers had been called after the man was seen entering the cathedral and waving a knife near the altar.

German police have shot a man said to be "rampaging" around Berlin Cathedral.

A man was rioting in the cathedral with a knife.

The Tagesspiegel newspaper said two people had been injured, the suspect and a man he had attacked.

Armed officers rushed to cordon off the entrances to the landmark.

"Based on what we know so far, we have no information that the suspect in any way had a terrorist or Islamist motive", said a spokesman.

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DPA news agency said some witnesses were taken away to receive psychological counselling.

Police vehicles stand in front of Berlin Cathedral, Sunday June 3, 2018.

German media said police were called to the Berliner Dom after a dispute between two people there.

Both the assailant and the officer were being treated in hospital.

The area around the cathedral is typically crowded with tourists and visitors, particularly on Sunday.

The full details of the incident have not been revealed by German police. A Sunday evening prayer service at the church was canceled.

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