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Bern police fire warning shots during football match

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Aug. 23, 2019

A Bern police officer was forced to fire three warning shots into the air during Wednesday’s football match between Young Boys and Belgrade Red Star.

Pixabay Bern police fire warning shots during football match

Trouble broke out while fans were heading to the stadium. Several people were injured and a bar displaying a LGBT flag was targeted.

The officer tried to break up a fight by firing into the air.

A Bern police spokesman says such action is allowed under the law and officers have to make split second decisions.

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