In Berlin-Wedding, the police followed three men in a car at red traffic lights at excessive speed. The occupants of the vehicle tried to evade a traffic control, the police said on Wednesday. The vehicle was finally stopped in Schulstrasse on Wednesday night.

During the check, officers seized a sword, a pistol and amphetamine. In addition, the 31-year-old driver had neither a driver’s license nor insurance for the car. The driver and his two passengers, aged 20 and 24, were already known to the police. (dpa)