Police shoot & injure man at Berlin hospital after he threatened officer ‘with weapon’

Police fired shots and injured a person at a hospital in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, according to a statement from law enforcement. 

The suspect earlier threatened an officer “with a weapon,” police said.

The hospital and surrounding areas have been cordoned off, the German DPA news agency reports.

A police spokeswoman told the local news outlets that police opened fire on a man near the hospital and injured him in the leg.

Berlin police later tweeted that the person “threatened” one of the officers “with a weapon” in the hospital parking lot.

“The man did not stop his assault despite repeated demands from police, so one officer shot and injured him in the thigh,” the police statement says.

The incident took place near the Klinikum Am Urban medical facility – the only hospital in the Kreuzberg neighborhood.


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