Man with knife shot during police operation in Hamburg

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A man was shot dead by officers during a police operation in the northern German port city of Hamburg on Friday. The unknown man had previously stopped cars, damaged them and threatened the drivers with a knife, police spokeswoman Sandra Levgruen said. Police officers who were alerted first used pepper spray, while special commando officers who happened to arrive at the scene used a taser. Neither had any effect. The man continued to approach the officers with the knife in his hand and was then shot at. The attacker was seriously injured and died a short time later despite the intervention of …

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