A man attacks police officers in Berlin-Mitte with a broken glass bottle. She first responded with tear gas, then with gunshots.
Berlin (dpa) – After a man attacked police officers in the courtyard of a Berlin hospital, the officers shot him and seriously injured him. A police spokeswoman said that night.
The 31-year-old initially rioted in the St. Hedwig hospital in the Mitte district on Tuesday evening and attacked emergency services with a broken glass bottle. The police officers first tried tear gas and finally fired shots at the man, seriously injuring him. He was then taken to another hospital by paramedics and operated on there. There is no danger to life, said the spokeswoman.
The reasons for the man’s behavior were unclear. It was also initially unclear whether he was a patient in the clinic. A homicide commission has started the investigation. dpa