German cop shot by assailant who grabbed her gun

13 Jun

BERLIN — Several people were injured, including a police officer, in a shooting early Tuesday at a Munich subway station, police said.

Munich police said in a tweet that the policewoman’s injuries were serious, and that the suspect was in custody.

The shooting occurred during a morning police check at the Unterfoehring subway station, Munich police spokesman Michael Riehlein said.

He had no further details, but Munich’s Merkur newspaper reported that witnesses said the suspect took a police officer’s pistol and shot her, and also injured others at the scene.

“There is no danger to the public,” a spokeswoman for the police said, according to the Reuters news agency.

Bavarian radio cited police as saying it did not appear to be a terrorist attack, and the French news agency AFP quoted police as saying there did not appear to be any “religious or political” motive behind the incident.

Riehlein said the area has been secured and that there was no danger to the wider public.

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