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German synagogue gunman aimed to commit massacre, prosecutor says


REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch



A gunman suspected of attacking a German synagogue and killing two people nearby wanted to commit a massacre and hoped to incite others to copy him by live-streaming his deadly rampage, Germany’s federal prosecutor said on Thursday.


A police helicopter flew the suspect to the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe. He wore a white outfit, was handcuffed, with shackles on his legs and a bandage on his neck as police special forces helped him out of the aircraft and took him to the court building.


The man, identified as Stephan B., modeled Wednesday’s attack on a shooting spree at New Zealand mosques earlier this year in which 51 people were killed. He wanted to kill as many people as possible in the synagogue in the eastern city of Halle, the prosecutor said.


10th Oct 2019

Source;Reuters

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