Kassel, Germany: Syrian “Refugee” Throws Boiling Oil Into Janitor’s Face
by Egri Nök
An original translation from the Hessian news portal Extratipp:
Incident in Kassel, Hesse
Horror! 30-Year Old Asylum Seeker from Syria Throws Boiling Oil Into Janitor’s Face
June 25, 2018
Kassel — A 30-year old asylum seeker from Syria threw boiling oil into his janitor’s face on Friday around 3pm (CET) in Erzberger Straße. The janitor suffered severe burns on his face, upper body and arms. The 30-year-old immediately had to be taken to a special clinic in Hannover. Police Spokesman Torsten Werner confirmed this to extratipp.com on Monday before noon.
The incident happened in the Kassel district Nordstadt in an apartment building. At the request of the Kassel District Attorney, the 30-year-old was taken to the committing magistrate at the Kassel district court, who ordered that he be remanded, on Saturday.
Background: The two officers, who were lightly wounded, were investigating arson in the apartment building. There had been problems in the previous week: an unknown person had set a newspaper on fire in the building’s hallway, and later, a paper notice. When, on Friday, another paper notice was burned, the officers of office 11 for arson began an investigation in the apartment building.
The 30-year-old Syrian said he had only limited command of the German language. Therefore the officers asked him to come along with them to the precinct, where an interpreter would have translated his statements. The asylum seeker turned around, took a pot filled with oil from the stove, and threw it onto the officers and the janitor. While the janitor was hit by the largest portion of the hot oil, the officers overpowered and arrested the 30-year-old.
The arrested asylum seeker will have to answer charges of suspected severe arson and severe assault.
[Photo caption (not shown): The assault took place in this apartment building in Erzberger Straße in Kassel. A man threw boiling oil into the face of the janitor who is responsible for the building. The latter was wounded gravely.]