Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018
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Arrest warrant for murder attempt against Messerangreifer enact

  • The district court Lübeck has issued arrest warrant for attempting to assassinate a 34-year-old man who had injured ten people in a bus on Friday partly serious.
  • All victims are apparently out of danger to life

After the knife attack in a bus in Lübeck arrest warrant for attempted murder was issued against the attacker. There was the suspicion of “attempted homicidal assault with gemeingefährlichen means in coincidence with dangerous bodily injury, assault and attempted particularly severe arson,” said the prosecutor and the police department Lübeck.

At the appointment before a magistrate in Lübeck district court, the accused did not comment on the allegations, as prosecutors and police department announced. The 34-year-old German of Iranian origin was admitted to the Lübeck Prison after a hearing with the magistrate.

The attacker had set his backpack on fire in a bus in Lübeck on Friday and then stabbed inmates. Several people were injured, one of them seriously. The attacker could finally be overwhelmed.

“There is an urgent suspicion that the accused wanted to set fire to the bus with a large number of passengers and thus hurt as many people as possible,” the investigators said. He also had a death of passengers “approved in purchase”. “In addition, there is a suspicion of attempted homicides with regard to a man seriously injured by a knife wound from the Netherlands.” The 21-year-old Dutchman floats after several hours of emergency surgery no longer in mortal danger.

Already on Friday, the investigators had said there was no evidence of a terrorist background of the act. Lübeck’s chief prosecutor Ulla Hingst said there was “no evidence that the man had radicalized himself politically in any way”. The man’s defense lawyer said on channel n-tv that his client was suffering from a mental disorder, possibly a “paranoid schizophrenia”.

As a rule, according to the press code, the SZ does not report on ethnic, religious or national allegations of alleged offenders. We only deviate from this line if there is justified public interest. This can be the case for exceptional offenses such as terrorist attacks or capital crimes, or for crimes committed by a larger group (as in New Year’s Eve 2015 in Cologne). There is also a public interest in searches for wanted persons or when the biography of a suspected person is relevant to the offense. We decide this on a case-by-case basis and are fundamentally reluctant to avoid prejudice against minorities.

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