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Frank Magnitz: Public prosecutor's office is investigating after attack on AfD man

2019-08-12T16:37:06.580Z

In January, AfD politician Frank Magnitz was attacked. Despite 200 received hints no suspects were found, the investigations are stopped.



The public prosecutor's office Bremen examines the attack on the AfD member of parliament Frank Magnitz no further. The investigations in the case were discontinued. "A suspect has not been detected," said authorities spokesman Frank Passade. The Bremer country chief of the party had been attacked on 7 January from behind by unknown.

Although about 200 notes were received, but the deed could not be enlightened, said Passade. The investigators had published a video after the fact. You can see how three men pursue Magnitz. One runs the politician from behind and apparently hits him with the elbow on his head. Magnitz falls to the ground and bangs his head. The AfD politician was injured in the attack and spent two days in the hospital. For evidence leading to the seizure and final conviction of the perpetrators, the public prosecutor's office Bremen had offered a reward of 3,000 euros.

The case triggered a nationwide debate about violence against politicians. The Bremer AfD had initially claimed that the unknown had beaten down Magnitz with a squared timber and finally stepped on him - a statement that the investigators rejected a little later. After reviewing the videos, they assumed that Magnitz's injuries stemmed solely from the fall.

The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) wrote in a publication from the end of July, the attack on the left scene, commits the crimes against the political opponents. The case Magnitz was mentioned there only as a case study, said a BKA spokeswoman. The competent authorities have reported the robbery as a politically left-motivated offense. As with all investigations against unknown but was determined in all directions. The Bremen police also stressed on Twitter that the first evaluation was not the basis of the investigation, but all possible approaches were pursued.

Source: zeit

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