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Machine guns openly displayed on a tram in Karlsruhe

Arabic-speaking men handling machine guns in a tram? Passengers simply look the other way.

Published: October 28, 2019, 7:21 am

    Karlsruhe

    On Saturday afternoon three men allegedly handled a submachine gun in a tram in Karlsruhe. Since the police currently cannot completely rule out the possibility that this is a real firearm, witnesses are being sought who can give clues about the suspects.

    A witness subsequently contacted the police by email, stating that he had previously recognized the shoulder piece of a firearm from a passenger’s shopping bag on tram line 1. In addition, the man had dropped a gun magazine on the floor. He also heard Arabic being spoken to a fellow traveller.

    During further investigations by the criminal investigation department, in particular by looking at video material from the surveillance camera, it was established that the suspects were a group of three men.

    They had boarded the train at the Europaplatz stop and at 2.21 p.m. were handling a black submachine gun and ammunition openly on public transport. At the stop Kronenplatz the men finally got off the tram. The other passengers in the tram did not react to the alarming situation.

    Since it could not be completely ruled out that the machine gun was a genuine firearm even after the video recordings had been viewed by a weapons expert from the Baden-Württemberg State Criminal Police Office, the Karlsruhe Public Prosecutor’s Office and Criminal Investigation Department are now looking for the three suspects. These can be described as follows:

    Two of the men were about 25 to 30 years old, had an Arab appearance with a slim figure and dark black hair. One of them wore black camouflage trousers, a dark green jacket and a black-silver-red backpack. The second was wearing grey cargo pants, a light sweater and a green jacket. He had a big red-yellow plastic bag with him. The third man is estimated to be 30 to 35 years old and 190 cm tall. He was a little more corpulent and had dark black hair. He wore jeans and a black hooded sweater with the white inscription “Uncle Sam” and black sports shoes.

    Witnesses with information are asked to report to the Kriminaldauerdienst der Kriminalpolizei Karlsruhe.

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    • LuciusAnnaeusSeneca

      Why would people carry a submachine gun? Are they jihadists? Members of an organized crime syndicate? Of what? It should not concern just Germany, but also the US, as the US European Command is headquartered nearby, in Stuttgart. There are a lot of Americans around as potential targets.

      There is a growing number of illegal migrants from the Middle East war zone turning up in Europe who have prior experience as jihadists (ISIS< al-Qaeda, or the like), as well as a continuing, if not increased, inflow of military-grade weapons being smuggled into Europe from the Balkans or Middle East.

    • hgsdhygsdvyugdviyasdfgviyasd

      let them celebrate the unification of Germany after world war 2

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