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EPT Berlin Robbed by 6 armed men LIVE:poker card player

poker player winningsThe PokerStars European Poker Tour became the victim of a robbery Saturday when as many as six armed men stormed the Grand Hyatt Berlin where EPT Berlin is being held. Panic struck at the event when four masked men reportedly armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles and hand grenades raided the hotel with two others standing guard outside just after 2 pm local time. Berlin tabloid BZ has reported as much as €800000 was stolen before the culprits took off across the Marlene-Dietrich-Platz in front of the hotel blending into the crowd at the nearby Potsdamer Platz Arcades. Although none were seriously hurt, the newspaper claims as many as eight security personnel suffered minor injuries, including one security officer who briefly detained one of the men before being pistol whipped. PokerStars released the following statement. “An armed robbery by 5-6 men took place today at EPT Berlin.” The statement reads. “Nobody was seriously injured. We hope to restart all events at 4 pm 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.” A stampede of players and floor staff running for safety was seen on the EPT Live broadcast before play was suspended. According to BZ, mass hysteria ensued when one of the gunmen shouted that he had a bomb. There were approximately 22 players left in the event when the incident occurred. Tournament staff was in the process of verifying girl poker player

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