During an operation in Berlin's main train station on Saturday afternoon, a federal police officer used a firearm. As a spokesman for the WELT federal police confirmed, the incident occurred on Saturday around 2 p.m. in the course of the arrest of a shoplifter.
According to a spokesman for the Berlin fire brigade, there were several injuries. No information was initially available on the severity of the injuries. One person has already been taken to a hospital.
According to the spokesman for the federal police, the shoplifter is said to have carried a knife with him. It was initially unclear to what extent the man was attacking the federal police officers or if there was only a risk of such an attack. The federal police officer then fired a shot from his service weapon, the spokesman said.
The alleged attacker with the knife did not suffer any serious injuries. He was arrested and is in custody. The measure has already been completed, said the spokesman for the federal police. The spokesman for the fire department also says the situation is under control.
The Berlin fire brigade had initially tweeted that they were on duty with 47 people because of a “police risk” at the main station.