Police in Hamburg shoot man with firebomb close to Euro 2024 fan parade | EUROtoday

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German police stated Sunday they shot and wounded a person who was threatening them with an ax and a Molotov cocktail within the northern metropolis of Hamburg, hours earlier than it hosted a match within the European Championship soccer event.

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Police officers opened hearth after the person refused to place down the ax and a Molotov cocktail, hitting him within the leg, police spokesman Thilo Marxsen stated. The man was hospitalized wit his accidents, Marxsen stated. No one else was harm.

The incident occurred within the St. Pauli space of the northern port metropolis, which was thronged with followers earlier than Sunday’s Group D match between the Netherlands and Poland. Marxsen stated that there was no preliminary indication that it was associated to the Euro 2024 sport.

German authorities have put police on excessive alert through the event, which started on Friday and runs by way of July 14, for concern of attainable fan violence and extremist assaults.

On Friday, police fatally shot an Afghan man after he killed a compatriot and later wounded three folks watching the televised sport between Germany and Scotland in a city in jap Germany. Police stated Sunday that the motive for that assault was nonetheless unclear.