Stephen B. broadcast live his failed attack on a synagogue and his escape
HALLE (GERMANY), Oct. 10 (DPA / EP) –
The German Police on Thursday registered a home in the town of Benndorf, near Eisleben and about 40 kilometers east of Halle, where the author of the attack lived the day before in the last city that left two dead and two injured.
In addition to the registration in the house in Benndorf, the Police also took a vehicle in Landsdorf, where there were shots shortly after the initial attack in Halle. According to prosecutors, who have assumed the case, evidence has been obtained at the residence.
The alleged perpetrator of the attack has been identified as Stephan B. A spokesman for the Prosecutor's Office in Karlsruhe has indicated that the suspect, who was arrested shortly after the shooting, was not brought to the attention of the authorities as a radical of the extreme right and is trying to determine if he had accomplices in his performance.
For now, federal prosecutors opt for an ultra-right and anti-Semitic crime, as the assailant tried to attack a synagogue. “He planned to kill people,” said one investigator, although he failed to fully realize his plans. In this regard, prosecutors are working on murder charges and attempted murder.
At the moment there are no details on the status of the 27-year-old detainee, who was apparently injured when he was arrested after being involved in a traffic accident while fleeing in a stolen car south of Halle. His friends and family are being investigated, according to the researchers.
The attacker apparently tried to enter a synagogue, where about 50 people commemorated Yom Kippur, the main Jewish holiday. After the attack failed, he allegedly killed a woman in front of the synagogue and a man in a kebab establishment, and wounded two others.
At all times he was recording his acts with a camera installed in his helmet. All events were broadcast live on the Internet. The videos were apparently viewed more than 2,000 times before being removed. Despite this, presumably there would be private copies that would be circulating.
During the recording, you can hear him shouting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and criticizing feminism. In addition, a document has appeared on the Internet that, according to Rita Katz, director of SITE Intelligence Group, appears to be a manifesto by Stephan B.
The document includes images of weapons and states that its mission is “to kill as many as possible 'anti-whites', preferably Jews,” Katz explained on his Twitter.
The German president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, is scheduled to visit the Halle synagogue on Thursday. Immediately after the attack, he spoke by phone with Josef Schuster, the president of the Central Jewish Council of Germany.
It is also planned that Interior Minister Horst Seehofer will offer a press conference together with Schuster and Interior Minister of Saxony-Anhalt this Thursday afternoon to offer more details on the ongoing investigation.