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Man who barricaded himself in German restaurant found asleep in basement

Wounded man entered restaurant and told everyone to leave

By Samuel Osborne

Published 07/08/2016

A policecar and an ambulance pictured in downtown Saarbruecken, Germany, Sunday Aug. 7, 2016. An injured man who barricaded himself in a restaurant in the western city of Saarbruecken on Sunday morning was later found asleep in the basement of the building and detained, police said. (Birgit Reichert/dpa via AP)
A policecar and an ambulance pictured in downtown Saarbruecken, Germany, Sunday Aug. 7, 2016. An injured man who barricaded himself in a restaurant in the western city of Saarbruecken on Sunday morning was later found asleep in the basement of the building and detained, police said. (Birgit Reichert/dpa via AP)

An injured man who barricaded himself in a restaurant in the western German city of Saarbruecken was later found asleep in the basement and detained, police said.

Saarbruecken police also said the 43-year-old man, who was not identified, didn't have a weapon as authorities had initially reported.

Police spokesman Kurt Schwindling told AP that the man, a relative of the restaurant owner, had initially entered the place, screamed at security staff and sent them outside.

Mr Schwindling said the man was probably suffering from psychological problems.

It was not immediately clear why the man was injured.

Germany has been on edge after several attacks in the last month.

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