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Berlin police station firebombed

The Local · 11 Apr 2011, 11:09

Published: 11 Apr 2011 11:09 GMT+02:00

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The attackers converged at the entrance of the Friedrichshain district station on Wedekindstraße. The front steps were set alight by a Molotov cocktail, which blackened the doors, a police spokesman said.

Another Molotov cocktail burst into flames in the foyer, where a 26-year-old custodian was awaiting entry. Officers reacted quickly, pulling the young man into the building. Though he was not injured, the situation was dangerous, the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, a number of rocks broke windows at the station. The station chief, sitting at his desk in one of the building’s lower floors, noticed the commotion and reportedly sprang from his window in pursuit of the attackers.

He managed to nab one suspect, but an accomplice wrestled him free and they fled on bicycles, the spokesman said.

Before the attack, suspects had strewn caltrops, or crow’s feet, across four nearby intersections to destroy police vehicle tyres and hinder their pursuit. But police managed to clear the way in time, they said.

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The attack is the third of its kind on a police station this year, the spokesperson added. Criminal investigators are looking into the case.


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16:29 April 11, 2011 by Altdude
If you wanna be loved, join the fire department.
16:34 April 11, 2011 by bramblebush
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17:07 April 11, 2011 by derExDeutsche
Lefties. they're still pissed about;

being tear gassed / water cannon'd / thrown out of squats / not invading Libya / building train stations / eyes/teeth knocked out ... etc etc etc. They love this cat and mouse game. I hope they haven't gone to far with this prank, the German Polizei can be kinda Uptight.
17:08 April 11, 2011 by trash head
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18:41 April 11, 2011 by Zlik
My demands are as follows......
19:29 April 11, 2011 by catjones
MMmmmmm....hot donuts!
20:11 April 11, 2011 by usually_clueless
I love it when these stories come out. Sock it to them I say. Except I would have been more pleased if it were a Police station and not a fire station lol The Firefighters are just doing the job...it's the Polizei that needs some kind of lesson in how to do their jobs right.
21:38 April 11, 2011 by Altdude
@usually_clueless It WAS a police station. Did you read the article? I resist the urge to compliment you on your choice of screen names.
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