Police shoot man threatening with ax in Hamburg

Police shoot man threatening with ax in Hamburg
Police shoot man threatening with ax in Hamburg

The police had to shoot a man who threatened Netherlands fans gathered in the Reeperbahn fan zone in Hamburg with an axhours before the Oranje’s opening match against Poland in the Euro Cup.

According to the information of Bild, Four shots were heard with which the police subdued the attacker, who was spreading panic with an ax in his hand.

The events occurred near Silbersackstrasse. Security forces first used pepper spray and then had to resort to firearms. According to police, they initially shot into the air as a warning, but the man was later seen falling to the ground.

It is estimated that there are 40,000 Dutch people in Hamburg to support their team in the Euro. It is not the only security mishap that has occurred at the Euro so far. On the day of the opening, the Berlin Fan Zone was evacuated for a few hours because the police found a suspicious package. After a few hours, and after verifying that it contained nothing dangerous, the area was reopened.

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