The news story that CrossWare first tipped us to actually was in Die Welt, but Egri Nök decided to use a version from a local media outlet, because it had more detail.
The following report by Egri was published earlier today at Vlad Tepes in a slightly different form.
Germany: Deportation Escalates When Refugee Seizes Gun
by Egri Nök
An original translation from Haller Kreisblatt, H/T CrossWare:
Shots Fired at Police Action in Refugee Accommodation in Borgholzhausen
Andreas Eickhoff, Nicole Donath, Christina Zimmermann
January 18, 2018
Borgholzhausen. There were dramatic scenes during a police action in a refugee accommodation in Borgholzhausen at 4 in the morning. The officers were deployed because a married couple from Azerbaijan was to be deported. When two police officers, an employee of the Gütersloh office for foreigners, a physician, and a security guard entered the apartment of the couple, their two adult daughters and visitors were there, too. A brawl ensued. Then the conflict escalated: one of the women managed to seize the weapon of one of the police officers. Shots were fired, but they did not wound anyone.
The two police officers and the physician managed to escape from the apartment, but the employee of the foreigners’ office and the security guard did not. The family barricaded themselves in the apartment with the two. Police sent out an emergency alert.
Special forces were deployed. Before the SEK [German special police force] arrived on site, the people involved surrendered. The woman had to undergo emergency medical care: apparently, she had wounded herself with a knife, and was taken to a hospital in Halle. The man was taken away in handcuffs. One of the daughters and the visitor to the family were taken into police custody, too.
In addition to the police and SEK, two ambulances from Halle, the chief emergency doctor, and the chief of the emergency services were on-site. Investigations are ongoing.
The county of Gütersloh has now made a statement on Thursday morning’s incident. In a press statement, county commissioner Sven-Georg Adenauer announced that the consequent deportation would still be carried out. “It would send out a fatal signal if violent resistance were to change that,” he said.
The deportation had been carefully organized by the office for foreigners, and was accompanied by police and a security guard, because difficulties had been expected, due to a persistent and explicit refusal to voluntarily leave the country, said Thomas Kuhlbusch, department head of Health, Order and Law.
According to the county of Gütersloh, the family had first entered Germany in 2004 under a false name, and — after their asylum application had been rejected legally and bindingly for being obviously unfounded — left Germany 2011 under the impression of pending deportation. In 2012, the oldest daughter applied for a visa, and received a residence permit, as she had skilled employment.
Then the married couple again illegally entered from Azerbaijan in 2013 with their youngest daughter. While the asylum applications of the parents remained without success, and their duty to leave the country became legally binding, the youngest daughter, too, received a residence permit due to special rules of the alien law and her successful integration.
The fact that the deportation was to take place so early in the morning was, according to the district of Gütersloh, due to the available flights and the flight schedules: The flight to Baku for the married couple was to board at 1:40pm in Frankfurt am Main. “The authorities in the countries of arrival, in this case in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, normally want to get the paperwork done on the day of arrival”, the district announced. Only starting early here makes this possible. In this case, even medical care for the husband in Baku had been organized; a physician was to receive him directly at the airport.
Haller Kreisblatt provide more background in a follow-up. Have your handkerchiefs ready, as it is so inspiring:
[…] left the country in 2011 due to the pending deportation.
This must have been tough, especially for the daughters of the couple who felt at home in Germany. The older one of the two, who lives in Bielefeld these days, was always taking a stand for other people; she was the pupils’ speaker at the lower secondary school Halle, settling disputes, and helping the younger kids, and was even awarded with the “Sozial-Award” of the Volksbank for her social commitment.
An ordinary, friendly family, their former acquaintances say. But in fact, according to information made available to Haller Kreisblatt, the parents have police records, especially for theft.