Shots fired in Berlin city center

A man apparently tried to rob a cafe near Berlin’s Checkpoint Charlie and fired shots before fleeing on Monday, police said.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether anyone was hurt in the incident at a crossroads a block from the famous former border crossing between East and West Berlin, a popular tourist spot.

A police tweet said the shots appeared to have followed an attempted robbery and “we have the situation under control.” A subway station next to the scene was closed.