WATCH: German police shoot suspected terrorist in Gelsenkirchen

The Gelsenkirchen police shot a suspected Islamic terrorist. The 37-year-old Turk, who had most recently lived in Gelsenkirchen, attacked the police in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday evening armed with a stick and a knife.As eyewitnesses in the Bild newspaper reported, the perpetrator ignored police warning calls and shouted “Allahu Akbar”. However, the police described this as “rumors” that have not yet been confirmed. At the same time, “a link to Islamist terrorism cannot be ruled out”. The man had become violent. “A man ran past the patrol car and suddenly hit the car with a stick,” said police spokesman Christopher Grauwinkel. “The officials immediately asked him to stop. But the man continued his attack on the officers with his arm raised and his stick.” One of the police officers then drew his service weapon and shot the man. Attempts to revive the suspect failed.

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