Police had signals of radicalisation offender stabbing Hamburg

Police had signals of radicalisation offender stabbing Hamburg

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The 26-year-old man Friday at a supermarket in Hamburg with a large kitchen knife multiple people attacked, was a well-known from the authorities. There were signals of radicalisation.

The German authorities saw in the man, however, no acute danger, the police Saturday known. He was not to book as a jihadist. The islamic perpetrator had mental problems.

According to the police, the man only acted, there are no signs that he had ties with a terrorist group or that there are accomplices. However, further research is done.

In the attack in the district of Barmbek was a fifty-year-old customer for life. Five others were injured, some of them serious. A sixth person walked injuries when he helped in the capture of the suspect after a chase. All the injured are out of danger.


The defendant was born in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The man could Germany not be disabled, because he has no papers.

“It makes me angry that the man to Germany came for protection, and then hate on us focused,” says the Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz on Facebook. “Once again it’s a signal that this legal obstructions to investments should be removed.”

Agents have after the stabbing of an asylum seekers ‘ centre in the district Langenhorn searched. There, the man would have stayed. The police could Saturday morning not say anything yet about the results of the search.

The authorities call upon the Germans to not to be afraid after the attack and not by hate.

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