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Police say 4 officers injured in clashes with Schalke fans after winter-break tournament
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany - Police say four officers have been hurt in clashes with fans of Bundesliga club Schalke as they travelled home from a tournament.
Federal police say about 150 fans turned on officers as they tried to check the identity of a man who threatened one of their colleagues during a train journey. They say officers were kicked and punched, then pelted with bottles, stones, trash cans and bicycles outside the station in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday evening.
Police used batons and pepper spray to end the fray. They said Sunday that four people were detained and investigations were launched against 14 people over alleged offences including bodily harm and breaching the peace.
The Bundesliga is currently on its winter break. Schalke's under-23 team was playing at an indoor tournament in Meschede.
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