On 10/16/2021, there was an attempted arson attack on a refugee shelter in Simbach am Inn. A paper container was completely burned down, the building suffered property damage of several thousand euros. Investigators also found traces of fire on two emergency exit doors. No one was injured in the fire. A suspect was arrested.
As of Dec. 22, 2021, the attorney general’s office has taken over the investigation. It is being investigated for attempted murder and assumes a “xenophobic” motive for the crime. We consider this act to be racially motivated and can be contacted if people from the shelter would like to seek advice and support from us.