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The police shooting in Hamburg

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Home to a popular drinking den, Silberbackstrasse in Hamburg’s St Pauli district witnessed a tense moment on Sunday. A man dressed in black, holding an axe and a bottle with an oily rag, confronted German police officers who were monitoring Dutch fans marching in the area. The police cornered the man, fired multiple warning shots, and ultimately shot him in the legs. The attacker was apprehended and treated for his injuries. The incident disrupted the Dutch fans’ march, causing confusion among them. The attacker’s motive remains unclear, and speculation about his background and political leanings emerged online. The police emphasized that the incident appeared to involve a lone assailant with no ties to terrorist groups.