Shooting in the German city of Halle, because of which on Wednesday, October 9, two people were killed, according to the publication Der Spiegel, opened 27-year-old German Stefan B., who lives in the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt.
The investigation has video footage, which the attacker did with a camera mounted on his helmet, and broadcast his actions live on the Internet through one of the online gaming platforms. Removed allows concluding anti-Semitic and right-extremist motives of shooting. Thus, the alleged offender repeatedly utters profanities against Jews and Turks.
According to Der Spiegel, in the afternoon the police detained him. Previously, he did not come to the attention of law enforcement agencies. The publication points out that although initially, the police talked about several attackers, now the investigation is inclined to the fact that the offender acted alone.
The suspect first tried to get into the synagogue, where at that time on the occasion of the most important Jewish holiday Yom Kippur were about 70-80 people. According to the Chairman of the Jewish community Max Privorotsky, he saw through the surveillance camera the attacker, who repeatedly shot at the door of the synagogue and threw several Molotov cocktails, grenades or firecrackers. The door was locked, however, and he could not force his way in.
After that the criminal shot on the street the passer who addressed him, and then the man who was in kebab nearby, and disappeared by the car.
Sometime later, there were reports of gunfire in the town of Landsberg, 15 kilometers East of Halle. The police searched several houses there. According to Bild newspaper, in Landsberg, the criminal stole the car, injuring one man who, as well as one more wounded, was taken to hospital.
The investigation deals with the Federal Prosecutor’s office, which conducts the Affairs related to terrorism.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her “deepest condolences” to the relatives of the victims. “We express solidarity to all Jews on the Yom Kippur holiday, gratitude to the security forces that are still carrying out the operation,” government spokesman Steffen Seibert wrote on Twitter.
In the evening, Merkel visited a synagogue in Berlin in solidarity.