Hamburg incident: Police shoot man close to Euro 2024 fan park ‘threatening officers with pick axe and incendiary device’ | EUROtoday

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A person with a choose axe and an incendiary system has been shot close to a Euro 2024 fan park in Hamburg.

The incident is known to have taken place on the sidelines of a fan parade, generally known as the ‘Fan Walk’ which started at 12.30pm native time.

In an announcement on social media, town’s police mentioned: “At St Pauli there is currently a major police operation.

“According to initial findings, a person threatened police officers with a pickaxe and an incendiary device. The police then used their firearms.

“The attacker was injured and is currently receiving medical treatment.”

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Thousands of Dutch and Polish fans have descended on Hamburg ahead of their 2pm game
Thousands of Dutch and Polish followers have descended on Hamburg forward of their 2pm sport (AFP by way of Getty Images)

The pressure added that the occasion at Heiligengeistfeld is topic to safety checks and that it’s engaged on the belief that this was the motion of a lone perpetrator.

Thousands of Dutch and Polish followers are within the metropolis forward of in the present day’s 2pm kick-off in Group D.

The incident occurred on the Reeperbahn, which is a well-liked leisure district in Hamburg’s metropolis centre that can have been filled with soccer followers.

On Saturday night time, hundreds of German officers policed the tens of hundreds of Dutch followers, who turned the crimson mild district right into a sea of orange.

German newspaper Bild reported that the person attacked a police officer utilizing a gold-tinted hammer, earlier than 4 photographs had been fired.

Germany is internet hosting the month-long Euro 2024 event, which begun on Friday night.

It shouldn’t be the primary violent incident to make headlines, with a knifeman shot useless after killing one particular person and severely injuring two others shortly after the opening match.

The attacker struck in a backyard within the metropolis of Magdeburg the place a household was internet hosting a non-public social gathering to look at the sport towards Scotland.

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