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Injured Man Barricades Himself in Restaurant, Falls Asleep

'Psychological problems'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 7, 2016 2:43 PM CDT
Injured Man Barricades Himself in Restaurant, Falls Asleep
French, left, and German police control cars at the French-German border near Saarbruecken in southwestern Germany.   (Oliver Dietze/dpa via AP)

(Newser) – An injured man who barricaded himself in a restaurant in the German city of Saarbruecken on Sunday morning was later found asleep in the basement of the building and detained, the AP reports. Wiesbaden police say the 43-year-old man, who was not identified, didn't have a weapon as authorities initially reported.

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Police spokesman Kurt Schwindling says the man, a relative of the restaurant owner, had initially entered the place, screamed at security staff and sent them outside. Schwindling says the man was probably suffering from psychological problems. It was not clear why the man was injured. Germany has been on edge after seeing several attacks in the last month. (Read more germany stories.)

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