Berlin police shoot man waving knife inside cathedral

Berlin police shoot man waving knife inside cathedral

Berlin police shoot man waving knife inside cathedral

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

Footage from the scene shows heavily armed officers carrying machine guns and wearing bullet proof vests surrounding the cathedral in the heart of Berlin city centre.

"He was wounded in the leg", police said, later adding that an officer had been wounded, without providing further details. Police said they had been alerted by an emergency call from an employee at the cathedral.

Police spokesman Winfried Wenzel told Bild: 'A person has been injured by a shot from a police weapon'. The dpa news agency quoted police as saying the man appeared to be confused.

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

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

Initial reports had said the officer was seriously wounded.

The assault occurred in the shadow of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a war-damaged landmark in the west of the capital.

A police officer stands in front of the Berlin Cathedral in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, June 3, 2018.

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