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German police shoot man armed with an axe in Hamburg

Police cordon off an area near the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday, June 16, 2024.
Police cordon off an area near the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany, Sunday, June 16, 2024. Copyright Steven Hutchings/(c) Copyright 2024, dpa (www.dpa.de). Alle Rechte vorbehalten
Copyright Steven Hutchings/(c) Copyright 2024, dpa (www.dpa.de). Alle Rechte vorbehalten
By Daniel Bellamy with AP
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German police said on Sunday they shot and wounded a man who was threatening them with an axe and a firebomb in the northern city of Hamburg.

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The shooting came hours before the city was to host a match in the Euro 2024 soccer tournament.

The man was receiving medical treatment, Hamburg police said in a post on X, without providing further details.

The incident occurred in the downtown St. Pauli area of the city, which German media said was thronged with thousands of fans ahead of Sunday’s match between the Netherlands and Poland.

Videos posted from Hamburg showed part of the police response.

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