Shots have been fired at a hospital in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, local media says, citing police.
The hospital and surrounding areas have been cordoned off by law enforcement, the German DPA news agency reports.
A police spokeswoman told the local news outlets that police opened fire on a man near the hospital and injured him in the leg. However, she did not provide any further details concerning the incident or its causes.
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The man allegedly attacked the officers, forcing them to open fire, German Der Tagesspiegel daily reports.
He is taken care of in the clinic.
The rescue station is locked with red and white fluttering tape.
Accordingly to German media:
The officers were at hospital for investigation, as police officer Thomas Neuendorf told RBB. When they left the clinic and went back to their car, the attacker had come to them.
The man had just walked along the path and pulled a gun for no apparent reason and pointed to the officers. The policemen then took out their own weapons and shot the perpetrator.
According to the police, the attacker is about a 27-year-old, and is known to the police having prior weapon-related offenses. He was admitted to Urbankrankenhaus hospital and is currently being treated in the intensive care unit according to Neuendorf, but there’s no danger to his life.
The hospital is renown for bloody clashes, being located close to a migrant rich area.