There was a major police operation around a café near Checkpoint Charlie in central Berlin on Monday afternoon.
The reason for this is still unclear. According to witnesses, shots were fired in the café at the intersection. The police press office initially did not confirm this. Ambulances are not currently on site.
The police cordoned off the area around the intersection of Friedrichstrasse and Kochstrasse. Police officers armed with submachine guns watched the upper floors of surrounding houses.