‘Finger-biting train station stripper’ nabbed

A man was arrested on Sunday night for exhibitionism and biting a policeman's finger so hard it broke, after he allegedly stripped at Braunschweig's main railway station and violently resisted arrest.

'Finger-biting train station stripper' nabbed
Photo: DPA

Lower Saxony police said the 46-year-old man stripped off completely on the platform, while his girlfriend filmed the performance on her smartphone. That turned out to be a foolish move, as officers confiscated the phone as evidence.

Other passengers were offended by the man’s behaviour, and called the police, state broadcaster NDR reported. When officers wanted to take down the details of the now clothed man, police said he turned aggressive and began cursing at them.

He was then arrested, but failed to calm down and reportedly lost his temper when police took his mobile phone.

Once at the police station, he proceeded to jump over the counter and began to take swings at officers. He sustained a head injury, and bit one officer so hard that his finger broke.

State prosecutors have now opened an investigation into the man, from the town of Klötze, on charges of indecent behaviour, grievous bodily harm, resisting arrest and verbal abuse.

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101-year-old former Nazi guard pleads innocent in German trial

A 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard on Monday once again denied being complicit in war crimes during the Holocaust as his trial drew to a close in Germany.

101-year-old former Nazi guard pleads innocent in German trial

Josef Schütz, the oldest person so far to face trial over Nazi crimes during World War II, is accused of involvement in the murders of 3,518 prisoners at the Sachsenhausen camp in Oranienburg, north of Berlin, between 1942 and 1945.

The pensioner, who now lives in Brandenburg state, has pleaded innocent throughout the trial, saying he did “absolutely nothing” and was not aware of the gruesome crimes being carried out at the camp.

“I don’t know why I am here,” he said again at the close of the proceedings, his voice wavering.

Dressed in a grey shirt and pyjama bottoms and sitting in a wheelchair, Schütz insisted he had had nothing to do with the atrocities and was “telling the truth”.

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Prosecutors say he “knowingly and willingly” participated in the crimes as a guard at the camp and are seeking to punish him with five years behind bars.

But Schütz’s lawyer, Stefan Waterkamp, said that since there were no photographs of him wearing an SS uniform, the case was based on “hints” of his possible involvement.

“As early as 1973, investigators had information about him but did not pursue him. At the time, witnesses could have been heard but now they are all dead or no longer able to speak,” Waterkamp said.

Former Nazi guard

The 101-year-old former Nazi guard covers his face at the Neuruppin courthouse. Photo: picture alliance/dpa | Fabian Sommer

It would be a mistake for the court to try to “make up for the mistakes of a previous generation of judges”, the lawyer said.

Antoine Grumbach, 80, whose father died in Sachsenhausen, told AFP Schuetz “does not want to remember”, calling it “a form of defence”.

The trial was not just about “putting a centenarian in prison”, he said. It had also produced evidence that Sachsenhausen was an “experimental extermination camp”.

“All the cruellest methods were invented there and then exported,” Grumbach said.

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