Curious large-scale operation by the police in Hamburg on Sunday evening: A man shoots from a high-rise building out of joy over the rise of FC St. Pauli. The police arrest him. It turns out: It was just a blank gun.

A man with a blank gun triggered a major police operation in Hamburg. He fired shots from his apartment in a high-rise building in Altona late on Sunday evening, a police spokesman said early on Monday morning. Special forces finally arrested him in his apartment. According to the information, there was no danger to bystanders.

A police spokesman said the man was drunk and was probably a bit “happy” after the second division football team St. Pauli was promoted to the Bundesliga. Detectives investigated his apartment that night. The spokesman did not confirm reports that shots had been fired at police officers.