‘Rampaging’ man shot by police in Berlin Cathedral

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

Armed officers have cordoned off the entrances to the landmark in the heart of the German capital.

German media said police were called to the Berliner Dom, a major tourist attraction on the historic Museum Island, after a dispute between two people there.

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

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Armed police outside Berlin Cathedral after the shooting.

Police said in a tweet: “Shortly after 4pm (2pm GMT) police shot at a rampaging man at Berlin cathedral. He was wounded in the leg.”

The man’s age and nationality are not known at this stage.

It is not known whether anyone else was hurt in the incident at Berlin’s main Protestant cathedral.

The iron-domed house of worship is east of Berlin’s main Unter den Linden boulevard and close to the Alexanderplatz shopping district.

The DPA news agency reported that some witnesses had been traumatised and were taken away for psychological counselling.

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