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Irishman shot and killed by police in Germany

Journal.ie logo Journal.ie 24/05/2019 Rónán Duffy
German federal police, Bundespolizei, set up a temporary control post to check for drugs, human trafficking and unauthorised border crossings at a small bridge crossing between Echternach, Luxemburg and Echternacherbrueck, Germany May 23, 2019.   REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay © Thomson Reuters German federal police, Bundespolizei, set up a temporary control post to check for drugs, human trafficking and unauthorised border crossings at a small bridge crossing between Echternach, Luxemburg and Echternacherbrueck, Germany May 23, 2019. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

AN IRISH MAN was fatally shot by German police in the city of Hamburg on Wednesday.

The incident occurred when a woman contacted police and reported being threatened in her apartment in the Hausbruch area of the city. The woman was in the apartment with her young child.

a small blue car © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Polizei Hamburg have said that when armed officers arrived at the scene the man approached them with a knife.

Police fired on the man and he was seriously injured. He subsequently died from his injuries.

The woman and her child were not injured in the incident and have been given support.

No police officers were injured in the incident.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a building © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland A number of investigations are now underway into the incident.

District officers have begun investigations into the incident and the attack on police. An internal investigation is also underway into the use of police weapons.

Homicide officers are also investigating the incident.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said that it is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance.

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