Police highlight “non-migrant background” of suspect in German vehicular mass-assault

The attacker, who police have gone to great lengths to assure the public “has no migrant background”, drove his car through a crowd of pedestrians – killing 1 and injuring 2 others. He then exited the vehicle and fled on foot. When confronted soon after, he drew a knife and became involved in a standoff with police – receiving a non-fatal dose of “lead therapy” in the process.

From DailyMailUK:

The man hit the three pedestrians, one of whom died of his injuries, in Heidelberg, near Stuttgart, at around 4pm then ran away carrying a knife.

Dramatic video footage shows the suspect cornered by a police patrol, with a single gunshot heard before the officers rush towards him on the pavement.

Police say they believe the incident is not terror related, but have not yet identified a motive.

The first image of the suspect shows him brandishing a knife with his arms outstretched.


After police shot the man near a swimming pool, one of the officers shouted ‘knife gone’, according to local media.

The suspect, a 35-year-old German whose identity has not been released, was taken to a hospital and underwent an operation.

A 73-year-old German man died of his injuries this evening at a local hospital.

A 32-year-old Austrian man and a 29-year-old woman from Bosnia were lightly injured.

A police spokesman said there was ‘no indication’ the man had a terrorist background.

He added: ‘We are continuing to investigate. As soon as we know more we will inform the public.’

Another article I read highlighted unconfirmed reports of mental illness. But that has been used as an excuse before. We will keep you posted if any pertinent information materializes.

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Police highlight “non-migrant background” of suspect in German vehicular mass-assault

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