On Monday evening there was a shooting in a bar in Basel. The alleged perpetrator was arrested and probably committed the act under the influence of drugs.
A man fired shots in a bar in Basel.
A 31-year-old who was on drugs was arrested.
The alleged perpetrator was taken to the hospital.
The reason for the offense has not yet been clarified.
A 31-year-old man fired several shots in a bar on Gasstrasse in Basel on Monday evening. As the Basel public prosecutor announced, the police were able to arrest the Macedonian, who resisted vigorously.
Local residents hardly surprised
“I heard gunshots first and then the police came,” said a local resident for 20 minutes. She lives in the apartment above the bar. Her husband also heard the gunshots and was not particularly surprised. “A lot happens here. I’ve lived here for 40 years and have already noticed a lot in this quarter, ”says the man.
“We are currently assuming that the man happened to be at the restaurant,” said Peter Gill, media spokesman for the Basel-Stadt public prosecutor. The previous investigations showed that the 31-year-old stumbled in front of the restaurant and then fell onto the sidewalk. When two women came to the aid of the Macedonian, the latter suddenly drew a handgun and threatened her. The two passers-by then fled.
Employee called for help
According to the public prosecutor’s office, the 31-year-old then went to the Nordtangente Sportsbar, where only a few guests were staying at the time. He yelled around and finally fired several shots. It was also said that the police heard several cries for help from an employee when they arrived. She went into hiding and was finally brought to safety by the police.
When the 31-year-old was arrested, he resisted vehemently. The police overpowered him and arrested him. As the public prosecutor announced, there was suspicion that the alleged perpetrator was under the influence of drugs. Therefore, medical and emergency physicians were also called in.
Perpetrator collapses after arrest
On the way to the emergency room, the arrested person suffered a collapse and had to be reanimated. Until then, the 31-year-old could not be identified.
“The alleged perpetrator is still in the hospital due to health problems,” said Gill. “The reason for the offense has not yet been clarified and is the subject of investigations by the criminal investigation department of the public prosecutor’s office”.