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Fugitive neo-Nazi arrested after shooting

The Local · 8 May 2012, 16:18

Published: 08 May 2012 16:18 GMT+02:00

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Some 40 German police officers were waiting for Sebastian Nussbaumer at Hamburg-Harburg station in the early hours of Monday morning, Swiss news website Blick reported. The station, which is near his girlfriend's home, was evacuated and the area cordoned off before his train arrived.

Armed with machine guns, the police were able to arrest Nussbaumer without incident after his train pulled in at 3:10am. According to media reports, the suspect was carrying a loaded pistol.

With a cluster of tattoos on his neck and forearms, Nussbaumer was apparently easy to spot. Among the tattoos is a symbol on his forearm representing Hitler's paramilitary force, the Stormtroopers, which it is illegal to display in Germany.

Nussbaumer is already well known to the police. In 2006 he attacked a group of Albanians with a knuckleduster while being filmed by another far-right extremist.

In 2007 he broke the noses of two men, one with a kick, the other with a head-butt, and beat a drunken man so badly that he suffered concussion. He spent 16 months in jail for these assaults.

In January, he was again sentenced to three years and three months for a variety of other crimes. Nussbaumer appealed the sentence, arguing that he had been sentenced more harshly than others because of his neo-Nazi beliefs.

He then went missing, but the Swiss were back on his trail when he seriously injured a man in a shooting incident in Zurich's old town on Saturday night. The victim is still in hospital, and Nussbaumer is likely to be charged with attempted murder.

According to Nussbaumer has other neo-Nazi friends living in the Hamburg area, as well as his girlfriend.

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17:57 May 8, 2012 by Ludinwolf
and what is next? a mild sentence just be again laughing at the law and will be back on the streets terrorising people's right to live.

Cowards are everywhere, there s not point on blaming the government here for allowing the worms to dictate, in the end, there are all sort of dictatorship, the fact is that some are allowed(maybe the ones that at least allow people to be what they want to be,inside de law) and others that think that trying to make a difference by acting with violence will change the world. Well,many of these ppl are not trying to change the world,they hate it.waste really.so much to experience and live,and discover.

I guess it is fear.If it wasnt fear,they would not to act with violence as they seems to spread fear in order to feel better in themselves.... see? it can be endless the reasons why some that call themselves superior,act inferiorly.
19:58 May 8, 2012 by auslanderus
In the USA they have a three strikes law. Maybe it would be of good use here and send piece of human waste where it belongs, far from humanity.....
20:27 May 8, 2012 by vonSchwerin
Maybe he should be sentenced to 5 years in the Landsberg Prison. Of course, he'd get out after 8.5 months.
20:54 May 8, 2012 by the.local.reader
And how much did the police action cost? Why should the government spend so much on a small bunch of scum?
22:57 May 8, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
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00:57 May 9, 2012 by euan.dykes
Why do these people have so much hatred? If the Neo Nazi ever got there hate filled ways, where would it stop? It would never end they would just continue to find more and more things to hate, until eventually they would hate air so much hopefully they might stop breathing it.
02:21 May 9, 2012 by jeff10renatus
Oh, if only it were that somehow, someway, this violent animal could be found to have violated a law in the State of Texas, USA. Be rest assured, he'd never see again the light of day.

Why is it that so many Euro nation waste time and money policing free speech (e.g., no displaying nazi symbols, no displaying the Westegard cartoons), but not in executing or locking up forever murderers and violent freaks such nussbutt?
06:15 May 9, 2012 by Rohna31
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20:28 May 9, 2012 by sebastian2010
As a German, can't stand these Neo-Nazis. I only seen 2 in my life and they were both causing trouble on a train. I felt like smashing them in the face
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