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German police shoot dead knife-yielding Turkish national

ANI | Updated: Jan 06, 2020 09:49 IST

Berlin [Germany], Jan 6 (ANI): German police on Sunday shot dead a knife-yielding Turkish national after he tried to attack patrol officers in the city of Gelsenkirchen, local media reported.
The incident occurred at around 7:40 pm (local time) when a 37-year-old man first struck a patrol car with an object and then tried to assail the two police officers standing by the car with a knife, German media reported, citing a spokesperson for Gelsenkirchen police.
Sputnik reported that the attacker was killed with a single gunshot and was heard crying out "Allahu Akbar".
The authorities have initiated an investigation into the matter. A preliminary screening of the attacker's identity showed that he had a long record of violent crimes.
The identity of the deceased has not yet been released, though a spokesperson for the Gilsenkirche police said that the man held Turkish citizenship. (ANI)

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