Men, aged 15 to 21, are suspected of torching the victim as he slept on platform
Six suspects of the attack at Schönleinstraße station are Syrian and one is Lybian
Detectives in Berlin have opened an attempted murder investigation after attack
Men appear to flee on train and are spotted celebrating as they watch man burn
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Seven migrants have been arrested after a homeless man was set on fire on Christmas Eve at a Berlin subway station.
The men, aged 15 to 21, are suspected of torching the victim as he slept on a platform bench at Schönleinstraße station.
Six of the suspects are Syrian and one is Lybian and an attempted murder investigation has been launched.
Thomas Neuendorf, the vice chief of the press office at Berlin Police, told Bild that detectives believe the 21-year-old to have been the main perpetrator.
He, along with his alleged accomplices, were arrested on yesterday.
After torching the homeless man, the suspected assailants hopped onto a train to make their getaway.
CCTV footage captured them watching and laughing as the man was burning on the platform.
It appeared they were celebrating, according to local press.
Remarkably, the victim escaped almost unscathed, thanks to the rapid intervention of several witnesses.
Video courtesy of: sofortnews.com | Michael Stürzenberger @ Politically Incorrect |
Michael Stürzenberger @ Politically Incorrect wrote:
The Berliner Zeitung writes neutrally of “young men” even though that when looking at the pictures it is clear to everyone that they are migrants:
During the night between the 24th and 25th of December seven young men set a homeless man on fire at the subway station Schönleinstraße. Now pictures of the offenders have been published.
That was fast! Immediately a day after the horrible deed in Berlin-Kreuzberg, the Berlin police had published the photos of the perpetrators. The pictures show altogether seven young men.
One should pay attention to the downplaying public-service-speech of the police:
“The seven youths, all of them young men, are under the suspicion of endangering a sleeping homeless man with fire at the subway station Schönleinstraße”, the police informed the public on Monday.
“Endangering with fire” — that sounds as if the migrants were lighting up cigarettes near the homeless man. The reality is they had set him on fire and wanted to burn him! But at least the usually much sleepier Berlin police published the photos immediately. According to the Berlin Zeitung, the seven migrants fled on the subway after the incident. They have not been apprehended yet.