On the evening of 26.09.2023, a gathering took place in the city center of Erlangen under the motto “Parade for peace and self-determination”. Already here, the 41-year-old attracted the attention of passers-by, as he shouted right-wing slogans, including “Heil Hitler”. Later, a 16-year-old approached the man about his statements at around 8:15 p.m., whereupon he was insulted by him in a racist manner. Subsequently, the accused pulled out a curtain rod about 40 cm long and used it to strike the teenager. He was able to swerve and was not injured. The 41-year-old also insulted other passers-by in the same way.
The police officers who were called to the scene met the suspect on the spot and arrested him. According to the police report, the officers placed him “in a specialist clinic due to his mentally conspicuous condition.” The Commissariat for State Security of the Criminal Investigation Department of Erlangen is conducting further investigations, among other things, for attempted bodily harm, insult and use of signs of unconstitutional organizations.