Police shoot at 'rampaging' man at Berlin Cathedral

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   SHOOTING INCIDENT A police officer has reportedly fired at a man at Berlin Cathedral

DS SHOOTING INCIDENT A police officer has reportedly fired at a man at Berlin Cathedral

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

"He was wounded in the leg", police said, later adding that an officer had been wounded, without providing further details.

Witnesses quoted in German media said the man appeared to be in a "confused" state. Cathedral employees called police, and dozens of people were evacuated from the holy site.

Two armed specialists opened fire at the man, who was taken to hospital for treatment.

A 53-year-old Austrian man was wounded during the incident in the German capital on Sunday afternnon, a police spokesman confirmed.

The incident happened at Berlin's Protestant cathedral on Museum Island, one of many metropolis's best-known landmarks that attracts 1000's of vacationers.

"A shot was sacked in the Berlin Cathedral", the spokeswoman said, declining to give any further details.

The cathedral and the surrounding area are typically crowded with visitors, particularly on... A Sunday evening prayer service at the church was canceled.

"There may be presently no proof of a terrorist or Islamist motive".

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

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