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High Drama at German Poker Tournament; Armed Robbers Steal $1.1 Million

Did you see what happened in Germany recently?

When armed robbers hit a Berlin hotel where a poker tournament was happening and stole $1.1 million?

Much of it was actually caught on tape.

One report said the gang – armed with assault rifles and hand grenades – made off with the tournament jackpot of 800,000 euros ($1.1m; ?726,000).

Several people were injured.

It happened during a five day tournament.

About 1,000 people were in the tournament.

“Several masked, armed individuals entered the Grand Hyatt Hotel and fled with a haul of money,” police spokeswoman Heidi Vogt said.

One participant, Tobias Reinkemeier, told the BBC that there was panic when the robbers broke in.

“We didn’t know what was going on. Then there was panic and everyone jumped underneath tables before they tried to escape through the emergency exit.”

Officials said most of the injuries were caused by panic.

The tournament – organised by the European Poker Tour (EPT) – resumed about four hours after the attack, German media reported.

As more news develops about the perps (as the cops say), we’ll let you know.

I hope they nab the bastards.

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