The man who has to drive in the Ruhr area on purpose more pedestrian, had to kill according to NRW-Minister of the interior, Reul, the "clear intention of foreigners". At least four people were injured - one of them difficult.
A car driver has been controlled in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Bottrop in the new year's eve night his car into a group of Pedestrians and at least four people injured. He had the "clear intent", "kill the foreigners", said the NRW Minister of the interior, Herbert Reul. The case had to be taken "very seriously", it will be determined with high pressure.the victims are Syrians and Afghans
The 50-Year-old was reported shortly after midnight in Bottrop on purpose to a pedestrian. This could save a clash. Then the man drove on towards the city centre and there, at the Berliner Platz in a group of people celebrating the new year with firecrackers and rockets. Four people were injured, one of them seriously, the police explained to tagesschau.de. Among the Victims of Syrian and Afghan nationality of two adults and two children.
The police have cordoned off the scene of the crime in Bottrop, Berliner Platz.Also in food on people
controls in his home city of Essen, the man tried, according to the police, to ride in a group of people. These were waiting on a bus stop and were able to jump to the side, said a police spokesman. Finally, the man in Essen, was stopped by police and arrested. He was reported to be xenophobic. The investigators have "first information about a mental illness of the driver", informed the police and the Prosecutor's office.