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Man with knife, officer wounded in Berlin cathedral shooting

Man with knife, officer wounded in Berlin cathedral shooting

The entrances to the building were blocked off with red and white police tape and several officers with automatic weapons were patrolling the scene.

"A shot was sacked in the Berlin Cathedral", the spokeswoman said, declining to give any further details.

A German police officer shot a man in Berlin Cathedral on Sunday, German media reported, although the circumstances of the incident remained unclear.

The elaborate 19th Century church is located in the centre of Berlin on the historic Museum Island and is one of the city's top tourist attractions.

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A policeman shot the knife-wielding man in the legs.

"There are no indications that the motive was terrorism- or Islamist-related", police wrote on Twitter. About 100 people were inside the cathedral during the incident.

Both the suspect and the police officer were taken to a hospital.


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