Police shoot & injure man at Berlin hospital after he threatened officer ‘with weapon’
The hospital and surrounding areas have been cordoned off, the German DPA news agency reports.
#Update:— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) April 27, 2017
Der Mann soll unsere Kolleg. auf dem Parkplatz des Urban-Krankenhauses mit einer Waffe bedroht haben.
A police spokeswoman told the local news outlets that police opened fire on a man near the hospital and injured him in the leg.
Berlin police later tweeted that the person “threatened” one of the officers “with a weapon” in the hospital parking lot.
“The man did not stop his assault despite repeated demands from police, so one officer shot and injured him in the thigh,” the police statement says.
Der Mann soll seinen Angriff trotz mehrfacher Aufforderung nicht beendet haben, sodass ein Kolleg. schoss und ihn am Oberschenkel verletzte.— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) April 27, 2017
The incident took place near the Klinikum Am Urban medical facility – the only hospital in the Kreuzberg neighborhood.