Police in Hamburg shoots man who attacks rescuers with knife

In the German city of Hamburg, police officers shot an armed man. He threatened motorists, scratched cars with a knife, attacked emergency services, reports the police.

According to eyewitnesses, the man called Allahoe akbar several times (god is great). The authorities are still investigating what is happening and do not rule out an extremist motive. The identity of the man is still unknown.

Pepper spray and taser

The incident was at the end of the afternoon in the district of Alsterdorf. The man threatened motorists in the vicinity of the Sengelmannstrasse. Cops tried to arrest him using a taser and pepper spray.

According to the police, the man kept attacking rescuers. Then he was shot by cops. He died at the scene of his injuries.