GERMANY Seven people have set fire to a homeless man at a metro station in Berlin, and then left the scene by a subway train. Now, police in Germany have published parts of a surveillance film and invites the public to come forward with information if any of the alleged perpetrators are recognized.
It was on Saturday night that seven people attacked a homeless man in a subway station in Berlin by torching him. According to a press release from the German police, the perpetrators then left the subway station with a train.
"Seven youths or young men are suspected of having set a homeless person in danger of death by fire at the Schönleinstraße metro station," the police in Berlin said in a statement.
Considered an assassination attempt
After the Berlin police have collected and reviewed surveillance footage from the actual event, authorities now to ask the public for help in identifying the alleged perpetrators. In the video images, which the police in Berlin now publishes, seven young men are shown into a subway car.
"The young people's deeds are deemed to be attempted murder," said the police in Berlin.
The homeless man was intoxicated, and only thanks to a passersby ẃho noticed the homeless man's situation, he could quickly come to the rescue and the fire was extinguished. Also a driver who was on the metro station ran to the rescue. The homeless man has escaped without severe injuries thanks to the rapid intervention.
Police in Berlin ask anyone with information to come forward.
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