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Berlin double-murder suspect arrested

The Local · 8 Aug 2011, 07:18

Published: 08 Aug 2011 07:18 GMT+02:00

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Police had launched a massive nationwide manhunt for Mehmet Yildirim, 25, after he allegedly killed his ex-wife’s mother and sister in a shooting bloodbath in the capital’s Wedding district last Thursday.

Special operations police officers caught Yildirim on Sunday night about 11:45 pm, near the Grenzallee U-Bahn station in the capital’s southern Neukölln district, a police spokesman said.

Yildirim had been walking to the U-Bahn stop when he was arrested, offering no resistance. The police spokesman said intensive investigations had led to the arrest.

Yildirim is thought to have fired at least 14 shots into a parked car in which Yildirim’s 24-year-old former wife was sitting with her 45-year-old mother and 22-year-old sister as well as two men aged 27 and 24.

Yildirim’s former wife, named by the city’s tabloid newspaper BZ as Feride, was unharmed in the attack, but her mother died at the scene, while her sister died of her injuries later in hospital. The 27-year-old man who was hit in the head by a bullet, was operated on Thursday night and remains in a critical condition. The 24-year-old man wasn't hurt.

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08:28 August 8, 2011 by William Thirteen
08:52 August 8, 2011 by nec123
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09:25 August 8, 2011 by wood artist
@nec123, I'm quite certain that never, in all history, has a German individual done anything remotely like this, right? I mean, it could only be done by somebody who isn't German. When you get over your xenophobic notions about people, realize that unfortunately people from everywhere make bad decisions and carry out terrible crimes. Even a German might do that.

10:00 August 8, 2011 by nec123
@wood artist, I did not say the man was German. We know it is a kurdish holding a Turkish passport. What i was trying to say is Germany always supports the terrorist kurds of PKK ...And...i am too tired of kurdish terror in my home...
10:20 August 8, 2011 by Asgarli
@nec123 How do you know which passport does he hold? Besides you realize what do sound like, don't you?
12:18 August 8, 2011 by taiwanluthiers
I think Saddam Hussein said that once...
13:12 August 8, 2011 by KEM
oh noo Germans don't do crimes!!! never! that mother who killed 3 of her children and kept them in freezer for 20 years was not real , or teenage gangsters attacking innocent individuals in metro stations, and that man who sexually assaulted a young couple then horrifically killed them.... we never heard things like that...
14:52 August 8, 2011 by nec123
A German in Germany : Turken Raus ( I hope is correct)

A Me in Turkey : Kurds out..

fair..isn't it?

And still insist on my idea: We send all kurdish living in Turkey to Germany and Germany sends all Turkish (no kurds PLEASE) people back home Turkey.. Done?

Germans and kurds will be so happy in Your great EU...!
15:05 August 8, 2011 by psykos
@KEM why are you going so far, yesterday a pensioner killed his old wife. Idiots dont understand, these are hatred motivated crimes and they are spreading same hatredness here by posting racist comments here.

@nec123 if you are so sick of Kurds then why dont you separate those areas from Turkey where majority of 17 million Kurds live. It will save much of your military spendings.
15:28 August 8, 2011 by nec123
It is Turkish Republic soil...no power can part it...dont even try...
16:00 August 8, 2011 by hanskarl
Hmmmm..tell that to all of the slaughtered Armenians and their families.
16:23 August 8, 2011 by nec123
are you still listening to same song? you are so boring.

For Armenian facts : http://www.tallarmeniantale.com/
16:29 August 8, 2011 by psykos
@nec123 if you are so proud of that geographic division then you should consider everyone son/daughter of the soil who borns within this geographic division. you love the land based on geographic division and love the people based on ethnicity. Why double standards?
16:36 August 8, 2011 by nec123
I used to condemn germans 30 years ago for their discrimination. But after too many killed by kurdish terrorists PKK claiming they want some "so-called" rights, i changed my mind. German was doing correct thing.

I hate to see terrorists in my country.

I hate all countries supporting terrorizm.

Do not forget : Tomorrow is your turn if today is mine...
16:45 August 8, 2011 by Asgarli
@nec123, With your bright ideas, you seem like a Turkish version of Breivik.
16:50 August 8, 2011 by nec123
No.. he is himself a terrorist, i am against terrorism.
18:43 August 8, 2011 by Jack Kerouac
What an ugly mug. I hope this loser is put away.
23:24 August 8, 2011 by Dizz
@ Jack Kerouac #17

Cr*p I hope I never meet at you. You might take one look at my face and decide I'm for the needle or the chair. What a sound basis you have for your views my friend!
14:21 August 9, 2011 by nec123
@Dizz ,

ok..lets send him to Caraibs for holiday for free.. that is what you want?
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