15 Dec 2008

Two arrested in attack on Passau police chief

Police in Passau, Germany, have arrested two neo-Nazi suspects in the attempted murder of the city’s police chief Alois Mannichl, local daily Passauer Neue Presse reported on Monday.

Authorities are considering whether the suspects will face preliminary court proceedings, senior public prosecutor Helmut Walch told the paper. “But we are investigating other people in the far-right spectrum independently of this.”
The two suspects were arrested not far from 52-year-old Mannichl’s home near Passau, where he was found slumped on his porch with stab wounds to his abdomen. Walch did not reveal the time of the arrest or the ages of the suspects due to “investigative reasons.”
Local newspaper Am Sonntag reported Mannichl answered his front door on Sunday to a tall skinhead at around 5:30 pm on Saturday. The man said something along the lines of “Greetings from the national resistance,” and said, "You leftist pig cop, you won't trample on the graves of our comrades any more," before stabbing Mannichl in the stomach with a 12-centimetre knife

The Local

One of the reasons: German authorities in the southern town of Passau have dug up a neo-Nazi's grave to remove a swastika flag that was placed on the coffin.

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