German police shoot axe-wielding man at Euro 2024 parade

AFP

German police fired shots at a person who threatened officers with a pickaxe and an incendiary device on the sidelines of a Euro 2024 fan parade in central Hamburg, according to a police post on social media platform X.

A major police operation is now underway and the attacker is currently receiving medical care for injuries, the post added.

The incident occurred in the St Pauli district of the city as Poland and the Netherlands prepare to play against each other in Hamburg's Volksparkstadion at 5pm UAE time.

Fan marches are scheduled ahead of the games, and a parade for Dutch supporters was held at 1:30pm UAE time, around the time of the incident.

Germany is hosting the month-long tournament that began on Friday night.

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