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Junction near Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie sealed off amid reports of shots fired

Police later said they had not been able to confirm any shooting.

Officers during a police operation near the former Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
Officers during a police operation near the former Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Police have sealed off a junction near Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie after they were alerted of shots fired.

The police operation centred on a cafe a block from the famous former border crossing between East and West Berlin, a popular tourist spot. A subway station next to the scene was closed.

Authorities had been alerted to shots having been fired in an apparent robbery attempt but police later said they had not been able to confirm any shooting.

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Police were not able to confirm that shots were fired (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)

Police initially said that a man apparently tried to rob the cafe and fired shots before fleeing.

But they later said that, after questioning further witnesses and examining the whole building, they had been unable to confirm the reported shots.

They said that they also had garnered no further leads on a possible suspect.

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