Hamburg Police Neutralise Axe-Wielding Man with Incendiary Device

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Hamburg Police Neutralise Axe-Wielding Man with Incendiary Device

In a tense confrontation earlier today, German police were forced to open fire on an individual brandishing a pickaxe and an incendiary device in the heart of Hamburg’s Reeperbahn, the city’s bustling entertainment district.

The incident occurred around 12:30 local time when the assailant, whose motives remain unclear, threatened officers. A swift response by law enforcement neutralised the threat, resulting in the attacker being injured and subsequently transported to a hospital for medical treatment.

Hamburg Police Neutralise Axe-wielding Man With Incendiary Device

The Reeperbahn, mere yards from the Euro 2024 fan zone, was promptly sealed off as a precautionary measure. The area is known for its high foot traffic, especially with Dutch fans heading to the Volksparkstadion for the Euro 2024 match against Poland. Approximately 40,000 Dutch supporters were in the vicinity celebrating their Group D opener when the situation unfolded.

Hamburg police released a statement confirming the operation and detailing the events that led to the use of firearms. The area has since been secured, with investigations ongoing to determine the full circumstances surrounding this harrowing event.

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