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Police officer with special equipment in Berlin-Friedrichshain

Photo: Dominik Totaro/dpa

Once again there was a major police operation in the search for the two former suspected RAF terrorists Burkhard Garweg and Ernst-Volker Staub.

There were indications of an object and emergency services searched an apartment in a student dormitory in Berlin-Friedrichshain, said a spokeswoman for the leading Lower Saxony State Criminal Police Office on Tuesday.

There were no arrests.

Two people were found in the apartment and their identities were established, reports the “Tagesspiegel”.

Photos show how heavily armed police officers with helmets broke into the dormitory on Franz-Mehring-Platz on Tuesday night.

The officials also continued the investigation of an apartment on Grünberger Strasse, which was searched on Sunday evening, the spokeswoman said.

The State Criminal Police Office did not provide any further details.

Focus on cooking path

The search is currently focused on Garweg: He is said to have temporarily lived in a trailer on a site in Berlin-Friedrichshain.

The police had searched the area and two Berlin apartments in the past few days, and the construction trailer was removed for further investigations.

On Monday, investigators searched an apartment on Corinthstrasse in Berlin.

According to the LKA, they found one person, but none of the people they were looking for were there.

Another operation followed in the afternoon on Autobahn 5 south of Darmstadt, including special operations forces, an LKA spokeswoman said.

Accordingly, there were no arrests or arrests, but a camper van was towed away.

The spokeswoman did not provide any details about the vehicle.

On February 26th, the former suspected RAF terrorist Daniela Klette was arrested in Berlin.

The 65-year-old as well as Garweg and Staub went into hiding more than 30 years ago.

All three are attributed to the third generation of the former left-wing extremist terrorist organization Red Army Faction.

The RAF was the epitome of terror and murder in Germany for decades.

In 1998 it declared itself dissolved.

During the active terror period of the so-called third generation, the then Deutsche Bank boss Alfred Herrhausen (1989) and Treuhand boss Detlev Karsten Rohwedder (1991) were murdered.

There are arrest warrants against Klette, Staub and Garweg on suspicion of involvement in terrorist attacks.

They are also wanted for several robberies.

Between 1999 and 2016 they are said to have robbed money transporters and supermarkets in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia.

They are also accused of attempted murder because there was a shooting.