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30 Dec 2019 | 07:26 AM UTC

Germany: Gunshots reported in Berlin December 30

Gunshots reported near Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin December 30; avoid the area

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Event

Gunshots have been reported during an armed robbery targeting a cafe near the Checkpoint Charlie landmark in Berlin at around 14:00 (local time) on Monday, December 30. The suspect does not appear to be in custody, though reports are emerging. Police operations are ongoing.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation and business disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident. Avoid the area.

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities