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As of: March 3, 2024 9:40 p.m

The seek for the suspected ex-RAF terrorists Staub and Garweg continues: The police are looking one other condominium in Berlin within the night. And Garweg's suspected caravan is now additionally being examined.

The police are at the moment looking one other condominium in Berlin within the seek for two former RAF terrorists. The measure within the Friedrichshain district is linked to the seek for Ernst-Volker Staub and Burkhard Garweg, a spokeswoman for the Lower Saxony State Criminal Police Office advised the dpa information company.

The spokeswoman mentioned the measure on Grünberger Strasse remains to be ongoing. According to a dpa reporter on web site, masked plainclothes cops had been standing on the road. According to info from the “Tagesspiegel”, officers from the Federal Criminal Police Office and the Berlin police are additionally concerned. The spokeswoman couldn’t but inform the newspaper whether or not anybody had been arrested.

The “Bild” newspaper first reported on the search.

Garweg caravan found

The police had beforehand searched a left-wing various trailer web site in Friedrichshain. According to police, the wished suspected ex-RAF terrorist Garweg apparently lived there. A spokesman for the Lower Saxony State Criminal Police Office (LKA) mentioned that throughout the search of the world “the alleged accommodation of Burkhard Garweg was very likely identified.” The caravan was confiscated and is now being transported away for additional investigations.

The spokesman didn’t present any details about how lengthy Garweg was there – however it was a “more recent period”. However, he was now not discovered throughout a significant operation on the positioning; like former RAF member Ernst-Volker Staub, he’s nonetheless being sought. The seek for them is ongoing.

Ten individuals within the meantime mounted

In the seek for the 2 fugitive former RAF terrorists, the Berlin police, the LKA and the Federal Criminal Police Office and quite a few emergency companies had been deployed on the positioning for a number of hours. According to the Berlin police, the property is a wasteland primarily utilized by the choice scene, the place there are barracks, cell houses, caravans and buildings.

During the large-scale operation, the police took ten individuals into custody. The id of the individuals was decided, because the LKA Lower Saxony introduced. Those affected didn’t provide any resistance. “All people have already been released after the identity verification measures have been completed,” it mentioned. According to the data, the ex-RAF terrorists Staub and Garweg weren’t among the many individuals arrested.

Gunshot sounds “in connection with door opening”

The operation started round 7:30 a.m. within the Berlin district of Friedrichshain, in an industrial space on the nook of Markgrafendamm and Persiusstrasse. The Lower Saxony State Criminal Police Office is answerable for the search. The Federal Criminal Police Office and the Berlin police had been additionally concerned. A complete of round 130, some closely armed, forces had been deployed, together with a particular operations workforce.

According to the LKA, the sounds of gunfire had been additionally noticeable throughout the searches. “These are related to a door opening.” No one was injured.

Trio is alleged to have dedicated robberies

The LKA had just lately considerably intensified the seek for the wished former RAF members Garweg and Staub. The background is the arrest of the suspected RAF terrorist Daniela Klette final Monday in Berlin. Garweg, Staub and Klette are mentioned to have carried out armed robberies collectively, together with on money transports, with a purpose to finance their underground lifetime of greater than 30 years. New mugshots had been solely revealed on Saturday, that are probably to point out Burkhard Garweg.

The investigators assume that the 2 wished males is also in Berlin. Klette, who was wished on six arrest warrants, was arrested in her condominium in Berlin-Kreuzberg and was taken into custody after being recognized by fingerprints. The now 65-year-old girl is alleged to have lived unrecognized in Berlin for years.

Members of the third technology RAF

All three are mentioned to belong to the third technology of the previous left-wing extremist terrorist group Red Army Faction. During their lively time, the then Deutsche Bank boss Alfred Herrhausen (1989) and Treuhand boss Detlev Karsten Rohwedder (1991) had been murdered and Herrhausen's driver was severely injured.

For many years, the RAF was the epitome of terror and homicide within the west of nonetheless divided Germany. In 1998 it declared itself dissolved. Burdock, Staub and Garweg are additionally wished for a collection of later cash-in-transit robberies.

Raphael Knop, RBB, tagesschau, March 3, 2024 12:54 p.m