Germany: Massacre thwarted at Berlin synagogue – Police release Muslim terrorist from custody
A massacre was thwarted on Friday with the arrest of a knife-wielding Muslim terrorist who attempted to burst into a Berlin synagogue while shouting allahu akbar.
Two guards securing a Berlin synagogue in the district of Mitte arrested a 23-year-old Syrian Muslim terrorist who sought to enter the building armed with a knife, in order to murder Jews.
The guards drew their firearms and called the police.
A police spokeswoman said the guards kept their weapons holstered but the Muslim terrorist ignored them.
The security guards reportedly said, “Knife away and stop immediately.” The terrorist did not drop the knife and repeated sentences in Arabic.
Police arriving at the scene sprayed pepper gas in the terrorist’s face and arrested him.
There were no injuries. No additional weapons were found on him or in his apartment. So the police decided to release the Muslim terrorist from custody.
“So far the man has not appeared in the police records,” a police spokeswoman said. She said “no political motive was immediately recognizable”, but state security is “investigating the case”.