Hamburg police fire shots at axe-wielding person at Euro 2024 fan parade

FRANKFURT: German police shot dead a man who threatened officers with a pickaxe and an incendiary device on the sidelines of a Euro 2024 soccer fan parade in central Hamburg on Sunday, according to a police post on social media platform X. A major police operation is now underway and the attacker is currently being treated for his injuries, the release added. The incident took place in the city’s St Pauli district as Poland and the Netherlands prepare to play each other at Hamburg’s Volksparkstadion at 3pm (1300 GMT).

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