Man with knife, officer wounded in Berlin cathedral shooting

05 June, 2018, 21:47 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Police in front of the Berliner Dom after a German policeman shot a man at the Berlin Cathedral

Police in Berlin have opened fire on a man who was allegedly causing a disturbance near the city's cathedral, wounding him in the legs.

This is the dramatic moment a knife-wielding attacker is shot by police after trying to stab visitors at Berlin Cathedral yesterday.

"He was wounded in the leg", police said, later adding that an officer had been wounded, without providing further details.

Armed officers were seen cordoning off the entrances to the landmark in the heart of the German capital.

The injured man has not been formally named however is 53 years outdated in line with police. Cathedral employees called police, and dozens of people were evacuated from the holy site.


Both the suspect and the police officer were taken to hospital. When the two officers arrived at the scene, the man was at the altar.

Police spokesman Winfried Wenzel told Bild: 'A person has been injured by a shot from a police weapon'. Dpa said the officer is in serious condition.

In the worst jihadist attack in the country to date, Tunisian asylum seeker Anis Amri rammed a truck into crowds at a Berlin Christmas market in December 2016, killing 12.

A tweet by Berlin police asked people to not speculate about what happened.

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