Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Germany: Migrant mass brawl in downtown Essen - several preliminary arrests

Yesterday at noon, Tuesday, May 29, at about 2:45 p.m., the operations control center sent several patrol cars from the various police stations to Burg square on Kettwiger street in the city of Essen, after witnesses reported a major brawl between a large number of men with a migration background. Among other things, belts and knives are said to have been used. With the arrival of the officers, the brawl had disbanded and small groups moved away from Burg square Two patrol teams stopped a group of four (18, 20, 21, 20 y/o) who still had rolled up belts in their hands. They were partially injured and there were traces of blood on their clothing. The four people were arrested and driven to the police station downtown. During the transport of one of the men, he discovered another group of four who were said to have been involved in the brawl. The four men (18, 17, 16, 15 y/o) were also stopped and taken to the city centre police station to clarify the facts. Belts, belt buckles and two knives could be found at the Burg square. Communication with those involved was extremely difficult due to language barriers. With the help of the testimonies, a partial assignment of the participants in the brawl could be made. After completion of the police measures, all persons were allowed to leave the station. The criminal police are now investigating the background to the brawl.

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