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Armed Robbery at EPT Berlin

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"An armed robbery by six men took place today at EPT Berlin. Nobody was seriously injured. We hope to re-start all events at 4pm local time. A police investigation is underway. If you have video footage or photographs that could help the police, please contact the EPT organizers as soon as possible." was declared by Poker Stars officials.

On bz-Berlin we can read:
"Cinematic assault on the Potsdamer Platz. Several masked men who attacked on Saturday, the Berlin luxury hotel "Hyatt". They had it in for the millions jackpot of celebrity guests poker tournament. According to BZ-in information for the perpetrators have seized up to 800,000 euros. Total 1 Milion Euro were at the tournament today in the pot.

If the attack is to first information security men were injured in the tournament. Of eight victims is mentioned. According to witnesses, were issued with a so-called pump-action shotgun shots. There are six to eight offenders have broken into the hotel, they were said to be armed with Kalashnikovs and hand grenades, have threatened to ignite the grenade.

In the tournament at the Nobel Hotel is high gambled since Tuesday. The winning prize is one million euros. And Boris Becker (millions of poker with Becker and Naujoks) Mit dabei waren, which is already eliminated from the tournament, as are the defending champions from Berlin, Sandra Naujoks (tournament: Sandra Naujoks out already)."

Claudia Sommerey has declared to
"I then went into the hall and saw three masked men, armed with rifles and are rushed on the application, "
"The security staff then tried to keep the men with the fences at bay"
"I just heard someone 'shouted down, down', then I put myself under one of the tables. In the hall there were still hear sounds of conflict."
"Unfortunately, I had five minutes on hold the emergency call"

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