German police have shot a man said to be "rampaging" around Berlin Cathedral with a knife.
Armed officers cordoned off the entrances to the landmark in the heart of the German capital, but they quickly ruled out terrorism as a potential motive for the attack.
German media said police were called to the Berliner Dom, a major tourist attraction on the historic Museum Island, after a dispute between two people there.
The Tagesspiegel newspaper said two people had been injured - the suspect and a man he had attacked.
Police said in a tweet: "Shortly after 4pm (2pm GMT) police shot at a rampaging man at Berlin cathedral. He was wounded in the leg."
A spokesman wrote in a tweet: "There are no indications that the motive was terrorism- or Islamist-related."
He later said the man, whose threatening behaviour led police to shoot him in the leg, was a 53-year-old Austrian who had been wielding a knife and was "verbally aggressive".
One policeman was injured, police said, but details of how the injuries were sustained are not confirmed.
It is not known whether anyone else was hurt in the incident at Berlin's main Protestant cathedral.
Some 100 people were at the Dom at the time of the incident.
The iron-domed house of worship is east of Berlin's main Unter den Linden boulevard and close to the Alexanderplatz shopping district.
The DPA news agency reported that some witnesses had been traumatised and were taken away for psychological counselling.
The incident came amid a state of high alert in the country over the risk of terror attacks.
In the worst jihadist attack in the country to date, Tunisian asylum seeker Anis Amri rammed a truck into crowds at a Berlin Christmas market in December 2016, killing 12 people.
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