German police shoot ‘rampaging’ man near Berlin Cathedral

Police secure the Berliner Dom after a German policeman shot a man at the Berlin Cathedral

Police secure the Berliner Dom after a German policeman shot a man at the Berlin Cathedral

Armed police have cordoned off Berlin Cathedral after an officer shot a "rampaging" man inside the building on Sunday afternoon.

A police officer stands in front of the Berlin Cathedral in on Sunday.

The police said the incident was not politically motivated.

Police opened fire Sunday at a man who was rampaging near Berlin's cathedral, wounding him in the legs. Cathedral employees called police, and dozens of people were evacuated from the holy site.

"A shot was sacked in the Berlin Cathedral", a police spokeswoman told Reuters.

Initial reports had said the officer was seriously wounded.

"Based on what we know so far, we have no information that the suspect in any way had a terrorist or Islamist motive", said a spokesman.

It was not immediately clear whether anyone else was hurt in the incident at Berlin's main Protestant cathedral, one of the city's top tourist attractions.

The DPA news agency reported that some witnesses had been traumatised and were taken away for psychological counselling.

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