A young culture-enricher ran amok in a bakery in the town of Fulda today, wounding a number of people before being shot dead by police. The authorities say there is no indication of a political motive, but they don’t mention the a possible religious motive.
Many thanks to Lavinia for translating this article from Osthessen News:
Dramatic events took place [in Fulda, a town in Hesse, Germany] in front of the “Medicum” Medical Centre on Friday morning. Around 4:20am police were called to Flemingstraße in Münsterfeld after a 19-year-old Afghan man attacked several people in a bakery, inflicting heavy injuries on some of them. As events developed he was shot by police officers.
Apart from the shop assistants working in the bakery, a delivery van driver was attacked. He was badly wounded. Arriving police officers were instantly attacked with stones and what was probably a baton. At least one police officer was wounded. When police officers subsequently used their firearms the attacker was fatally wounded.
Currently the area of the incident is cordoned off; the body of the attacker is hidden behind a screen. The window of the bakery is broken; the delivery van is parked directly in front of the building. Also broken is a window of one of the police cars. Police Spokesman Thomas Rodemer explains the exact details to Osthessen News: “The officers noticed during the operation that the attacker was barefoot — it’s not yet clear why. The investigations have been taken over by the Hessian state office of criminal investigations together with the prosecuting attorney in Fulda. The area around the former barracks [where the incident took place] is currently closed to car traffic.”
Prosecuting Attorney Harry Wilke gives more details: “The fatally injured person was a 19-year-old Afghan national who lived in a nearby refugee accommodation. From what we currently know there is no evidence of a political motive.” As some medical practices in Münsterfeld can’t be reached by their patients, they are closed for today. (Text by Marius Auth, Osthessen News; translation by Lavinia)