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Person Arrested After Shooting Near Papal Mass Site in Germany

A suspect was arrested today after a shooting near the site of a ceremony conducted by Pope Benedict XVI in Erfurt, Germany, police said.

The shooting took place between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. local time before the mass started, police in the eastern German city said in an e-mailed statement. Shots were fired four times in the direction of two security guards at the edge of an extended security zone. No one was hurt.