(BERLIN, Germany.) JUST IN: Unknown gunman has fired shots near ‘ Checkpoint Charlie ‘ as po lice surround the area around the intersection of Friedrichstrasse and Kochstrasse and cordoned it off, poli ce say #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.30: An unknown gunman has fired several shots in a cafe near the famous tourist spot Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin police said on Twitter.

Zur Zeit findet ein Einsatz im Bereich der #Friedrichstraße statt. Dort soll ersten Erkenntnissen zufolge ein unbekannter Verdächtiger in einem Geschäft mehrere Schüsse abgegeben haben. Weitere Informationen folgen hier.

— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) December 30, 2019

An operation into the incident is underway in the centre of Berlin, police added: The shots were likely linked to an attempted robbery at a cafe, German broadcaster rbb said, citing a police spokesman.

According to the tabloid B.Z, ambulances are not at the scene while police officers are searching the upper floors of surrounding houses.

The police have been updating the public about the incident via Twitter. They say the situation in the area is under control.

Wir gehen aktuell davon aus, dass der Schussabgabe ein versuchter Überfall auf ein Geschäft in der #Friedrichstraße vorausging. Wir haben die Situation unter Kontrolle.

— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) December 30, 2019

#AceNewsDesk reports …………Published: Dec.30: 2019:

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