January 7, 2020
I’m shocked that the policeman who shot him hasn’t been arrested, tbh.
German police shot dead a Turkish citizen Sunday evening after he allegedly attempted to attack officers with a knife and other weapons in the western city of Gelsenkirchen.
Police officers came under attack Sunday night in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, when a man attacked officers standing with their patrol car with what local reports described only as an “object”. When the officers noticed the man was also carrying a knife, they ordered him to drop his weapons but he continued to attempt to attack the police.
A police officer then shot the assailant, killing the man, Deutshe Welle reports.
German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports claims — classified as unproven “rumours” by a police spokesman — Monday that the attacker had shouted the Islamist battle cry “Allahu Akbar” [God/Allah is greater] as he attacked.
Whether or not there was a terror motive, the assailant was already known to police, having been investigated for violent crimes in the past. Although the dead suspect has not yet been named, he was identified as a Turkish citizen who had since come to reside in Gelsenkirchen.