Update 2020-07-31: According to further reports on Friday (31 July), a bank branch in the department store was robbed. The robbers had emptied a sprayer with irritant gas there. Eleven people were injured by the irritant gas. The perpetrators were initially still on the run.
2020-07-31: At noon on Friday (31 July, local time), a robbery took place at Hermannplatz in Berlin-Neukölln. According to media reports, an armored cash transporter was robbed there. There are also reports of an attack with irritant gas in the adjacent Karstadt store. Authorities also report that several people were injured. Security operations were still under way.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.