06-16-2024, 1:18 PM

Police shoot man wielding ax at Hamburg Euro 2024 soccer fan parade

Hamburg police shoot axe attack suspect / Video Screenshot

German police shot a man they said was armed with "a pickaxe and an incendiary device" on the margins of a parade in Hamburg, just hours before the city was scheduled to host the first match of the month-long 2024 European Championship.

After allegedly threatening officials and spectators at the Poland vs. Netherlands UEFA Euro 2024 tournament on Sunday, a man was shot and injured by German police. A significant police operation was sparked by the incident, and the attacker is currently undergoing medical attention for his wounds.

The individual threatened police during the UEFA Euro 2024 procession in central Hamburg with a pickaxe and an incendiary device, according to a police post on the social media platform X. The incident happened in the St. Pauli neighborhood of the city. The Volkswagen Parkstadion in Hamburg will host the match between Poland and the Netherlands.

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