Man threatens police with axe ahead of Hamburg Euros match

Monday, Jun 17, 2024

HAMBURG: Police shot and injured a man who threatened them with an axe and a Molotov cocktail ahead of a Euro 2024 match in Hamburg on Sunday, German authorities said.

The incident triggered a “major operation” in the city´s St Pauli district, police said on X.

“The attacker was injured and is currently receiving medical treatment,” they added.

According to a police spokesman, there was no indication that the incident was linked to the Euro 2024 clash between Poland and the Netherlands taking place later on Sunday.