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Airgun sniper caught

DDP/The Local · 3 Jul 2010, 11:32

Published: 03 Jul 2010 11:32 GMT+02:00

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The man, who was questioned Thursday before being arrested on Friday, denied that he was responsible, but police say they are sure they have caught the right man.

According to the police, the 31-year-old aimed an air rifle with a telescopic sight at a parade of cars celebrating the football victory in the German coastal town of Bremerhaven.

A 19-year-old man was hit in the shoulder, a 21-year-old woman was hit in the hand, and had to be operated on in the same evening, and a 46-year-old woman reported on Monday afternoon that she had been hit in the stomach.

A ten-man team investigated the incident, and had been following the man for several days, until the breakthrough came during his questioning and a search of the man's apartment, from where he is said to have fired the shots.

No details were revealed about the man's motives.

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DDP/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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06:50 July 4, 2010 by wetdawg~
Glad the Police caught this guy...however, it appears to me that he could not speak out...so..he shot out! No law should be passed that should preclude free speech! Germany...you are everything the Furher hoped you would be!
08:32 July 4, 2010 by Prufrock2010
The article states "no details were revealed about the man's motives."

How, then, do you draw the conclusion that "he could not speak out...so he shot out."? You're using this article as a basis for expressing a completely unrelated opinion about your conclusion that free speech is muzzled in Germany, about which you apparently know nothing.
08:12 July 5, 2010 by LancashireLad
It would appear you are correct, Prufrock.

Your second quote no longer appears in the article.
12:42 July 5, 2010 by Prufrock2010
My comment was in response to someone else, to whom the second quote is attributed. That poster's comment was apparently deleted, so my reply is out of context here.
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