Police shoot man with pickaxe in Hamburg hours before Poland v Netherlands

Hamburg police confirm they shot an individualPoland face Netherlands at Volksparkstadion

A man wielding a pickaxe and carrying an incendiary device has been shot by police near a Euro 2024 fan park in Hamburg. The unnamed suspect was said to have been shot in the leg after he emerged out of a kebab shop with a gold tinted pickaxe and started to threaten those around him.

He was surrounded by officers who used pepper spray and fired a warning shot but witnesses said the suspect was downed after he sought to run away among the crowds. Witnesses said he also appeared to be carrying a molotov cocktail.

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