| Cologne: Muslim migrant doused hostage with gas and strapped homemade bomb to her
| Friday, October 19, 2018
Jihad Watch : But it’s not terrorism, as far as German authorities are concerned, because the hostage-taker “appeared disheveled.”
“Horror of Cologne hostage situation revealed: ‘Syrian’ had pledged
allegiance to ISIS, doused captive woman with petrol and strapped
home-made BOMB to her when police shot him,” by Sara Malm, MailOnline, October 16, 2018 (thanks to the Geller Report):
The man who took a woman hostage at a train station in
Germany yesterday, pledged allegiance to ISIS and strapped a home-made
bomb to the hostage’s chest before he was shot by police.
Police believe the man is a 55-year-old Syrian citizen who arrived in
Germany in 2016, after finding an ID card at the scene of the crime
‘likely’ belonging to the perpetrator.
During the tense two-hour standoff with police at Cologne’s main
train station yesterday afternoon, he reportedly doused the woman with
gasoline and threatened to set her on fire.
The unnamed man walked into a McDonald’s at Cologne’s main train
station just before 1pm Monday, where he lit a Molotov cocktail. The burning gasoline flask injured two people, including a
14-year-old girl, after which the man moved with the hostage into the
pharmacy. The teenager was hospitalized with burns on her lower body and a
woman at the fast-food restaurant was treated for smoke inhalation,
‘Witnesses told us that the attacker said he belonged to the Islamic
State group as he was entering the restaurant, but we cannot confirm
this,’ Cologne Police Marshal Klaus Rueschenschmidt said during a news
conference. During negotiations over the hostage, the man asked for the release
of a Tunisian woman and demanded to be allowed to leave the train
station unimpeded, Rueschenschmidt told reporters. The hostage situation ended after 2.5 hours when police officers stormed the pharmacy, seriously injuring the perpetrator.
A police spokesman said the perpetrator’s motives are still not
clear, but added that they are investigating if he had extremist
connections or beliefs.
|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:38 PM