Stabbers seriously injured several people in Frankfurt’s Bahnhofsviertel

IIn Frankfurt’s Bahnhofsviertel, a 42-year-old man attacked several people with a knife on Tuesday morning, three of whom were seriously injured. The background to the act initially remained unclear. There are now more detailed information about the course of the act.

As a result, at 9:00 a.m., witnesses saw the man initially assault a 40-year-old man who was camped on the sidewalk. He kicked and hit him. When the man lying on the ground woke up and got up, the forty-two-year-old is said to have tried to attack him with the knife, according to the police. The victim could do the first
Still fend off the attack, but was then seriously injured. Subsequently, the perpetrator is said to have let go of the forty-year-old and attacked three other people with the knife. The victims were men aged 24, 40 and 78. The twenty-four year old and the seventy eight year old were seriously injured. The suspect also suffered injuries that required treatment.

Seemingly random

The police cordoned off the area around the corner of Karlstrasse and Niddastrasse until the early afternoon. When he was arrested, the attacker still had the knife in his hand.

It is currently unclear whether the perpetrator knew the victims. Witnesses had previously reported that it appeared that he had chosen the injured at random. They were immediately taken to nearby hospitals.

According to witnesses, the man is also alleged to have acted under the influence of drugs. According to the police, this is also currently being clarified. A political motive will also be examined, said a spokesman.

Where did the attacks take place?

There are several alleged crime scenes, namely the corner of Karlstrasse and Niddastrasse and the corner of Moselstrasse. However, it is unclear whether the attacks actually took place there or whether the injured victims “dragged themselves there” to get to safety, as a spokesman said. Forensics is currently still in use.

Barrier at the corner of Niddastraße / Moselstraße: a pool of blood after one of the attacks.

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Knife attack in the station quarter

Crime scenes within several blocks


The new addition to the track thriller “Close your eyes”

EThere’s probably no better place to be melancholy than the German coast. Just as it always feels like summer on the Mediterranean, it is always autumn on the North Sea. It doesn’t take much to feel like Caspar David Friedrich’s monk in front of the beyond gates on lonely evenings on the windswept beach, but such an imposing, limitless gate that you feel comforted at the same time: close your eyes here, it could be okay. A shadow play of this kind takes place on the banks of Nordstrand on what is perhaps the most melancholy face of German television: Ulrich Noethen, subscribing to lifelike roles with depth, is something like autumn personified. As psychiatrist Joe Jessen, who, like a seer, creates complex perpetrator profiles for the police from marginal clues, he bravely endures Parkinson’s disease, but suffers like a dog from the withering of his not yet divorced marriage.

It gets worse. His wife Nora (Petra van de Voort), who seems to be accessible again for precious moments, has just opened her cancer diagnosis to Jessen in a beach chair. At some point she – or her mind – will ask him how he handles Parkinson’s. Just suppress fear and misery? Carry on as before? “Yes, you don’t allow it to determine your thinking.” Cancer, Jessen then says with a slight auto-suggestion, that this is just a “phase that you have to go through”. Nora wants to know if there is a word for it, for this “intermediate state”. “Yes there is. It is called life. ”In Hamburg, which is mostly darkly staged, where this series usually takes place, such a hopeful morality would hardly have come across the lips of the broken professor. The North Sea is obviously doing him good, with its murmuring it has solved something in the otherwise lost figure. And then there is also the cheerful daughter Charlotte (Lilly Liefers), who spends one last vacation at the lake with her parents before graduating from high school.

“Beside the track” is a fitting series title because it not only refers to the deranged main character, reinforced by a beefy, sympathetic detective (the always formidable Juergen Maurer) and his unpretentious colleague (Marie Leuenberger), but also to the position within the crime division. Because it is first and foremost the atmosphere and the dramatic-elegiac charge that characterize this series, across different directors and authors. In this seventh episode, Josef Rusnak is responsible for the script and staging; it was based, as always, on a novel by Michael Robotham. This time the philosophical-tragic foundation stands out, which is not least due to Rusnak’s knack for pictures of quiet grandeur and wistful expanse. But of course there is the luxury of being able to access such expressive, calm and self-confident actors.

Only the discrepancy between a stimulating framing and the banal crime story remains problematic since the beginning of the series. The internal plot takes up some of the basic motifs – failed relationships, new beginnings, humiliations – but it almost seems cheap how he juggles genre elements and gazes at sensations. In Husum, near Nordstrand, where the aforementioned commissioner is now on duty, a mother and her daughter were cruelly killed. A pentagram painted with blood is emblazoned on the wall, a Bible is ready. The suspects include the usual: a neighbor, the violent ex-husband, a Romeo who was towed away at karaoke (Stephan Grossmann), maybe even an annoying crime Youtuber (Rafael Gareisen), a former student of Jessen.

There is also a series of further attacks on women in the village, in which ritual markings were scratched on the forehead of the victims. So much to bite for the sad seer who, in view of the fear for his wife, has no leisure at all for this combination, as he announces several times before he does it with flying colors. After all, the resolution is such a disappointment that the film does not even stage it as an aha experience, but rather lets it flow in slightly embarrassed. At some point the audience simply knows more than the characters, which doesn’t really help the tension or credibility.

The actors get the best out of the dull specifications based on psychopath thriller patterns, even if Ruiz, played by Maurer, has to be content with a rather small supporting role this time. Together with the once again elegant look that plays into the cool bluish tinge, this offers some enjoyment. Watching Noethen’s figure thinking or wrestling with one’s own panic is more exciting than some decoy scenes. In the end, things get tricky too, but the real highlights of this episode with little content have to do with the internal affairs of the quietly suffering, thriving Jessen family. It’s called life.

Next to the track – close your eyes, today, at 8:15 p.m., on ZDF.


Poland: The police as an instrument of the party – politics

The rally on the evening of January 20 was a protest like others in the last few months in Poland’s capital: women’s rights activists, entrepreneurs angry about Covid restrictions and other civil rights activists demonstrated in the center against the government’s policies. The police insisted the rally was illegal – and ended up using tear gas.

It was not the first time that Polish police officers aggressively attacked peaceful protesters. Abortions have increased significantly, especially since the women’s protests against the factual abortion ban imposed by the party-controlled constitutional court in autumn 2020: for example, when using tear gas and new batons on telescopic arms. The anti-torture experts of the Polish Commissioner for Civil Rights, an organ with constitutional status, found in a report on January 11th regular violations and use of force by the police.

The police do not even stop at parliamentarians. When Polish women demonstrated against the abortion ban on November 28, MP Barbara Nowacka wanted to search for arrested demonstrators. She showed a police officer her parliamentary ID card – in response, the police officer sprayed tear gas in her face.

Poland’s police are organized centrally. Its general commander reports to Interior Minister Mariusz Kamiński, a close confidante of Poland’s de facto Prime Minister Jarosław Kaczyński. Kamiński was sentenced to three years in prison in March 2015 for abuse of office. He is only allowed to hold public office because his party friend, President Andrzej Duda, pardoned him in November 2015 before the criminal proceedings were finally concluded. Illegal, as Poland’s then independent Supreme Court found in 2017 without consequences. On Saturday, President Duda also praised the “unusually professional approach” of the Polish police on TVN24.

The police disturb speakers, use tear gas

This was already massive in May 2020, when thousands of dissatisfied entrepreneurs and other government opponents protested in Warsaw against the closings of restaurants and other shops during the Corona crisis. Police interrupted speakers with loud music, surrounded participants and used tear gas and batons to break up “illegal” gatherings. According to lawyers, however, it is not the protests that are illegal, but rather the actions of the police and government.

When banning demonstrations, they rely on government decrees that prohibit mass meetings in Corona times. According to a number of lawyers, these decrees are illegal. Article 57 of the constitution guarantees every Pole freedom of assembly and demonstration – a right that can only be restricted by law. But there is no such law.

When, for example, Polish women protested peacefully after the Constitutional Court’s abortion ruling on October 22nd, the police took personal details, issued criminal warrants and indicted dozens of participants in court. Such acts by the police had – and still have – “no legal basis,” said Civil Rights Commissioner Adam Bodnar.

Hundreds of thousands of Poles later protested across the country. Given the magnitude of the protests, the police initially remained passive. But Kaczyński, head of the ruling PiS party and Vice-Prime Minister responsible for security, was dissatisfied. According to the Polish media, he ordered tough crackdowns.


Protests in the Netherlands over corona curfew

IIn the Netherlands, violent riots broke out on Sunday evening over the night curfew, which came into force on Saturday night. The police had to intervene in at least ten cities, including The Hague, Tilburg, Venlo, Helmond, Breda, Arnhem and Apeldoorn. She had previously broken up unauthorized demonstrations in Eindhoven and Amsterdam. In Eindhoven, tear gas and water cannons were used to disperse a crowd. In Enschede, protesters threw stones at a medical center. A corona test center in Urk was set on fire on Saturday evening.

Thomas Gutschker

Political correspondent for the European Union, NATO and the Benelux countries based in Brussels.

“That crosses all borders,” wrote Health Minister Huge de Jonge about the arson attack on Twitter. The staff is rightly indignant. “Your important work on the front lines of this crisis deserves respect and recognition. Nothing else. “The mayor of Nijmegen spoke of” Corona hooligans “. The mayor of Eindhoven expressed fear on the TV channel NOS that the violence could continue in the next few days.” Then we slide into civil war, “said John Jorritsma .

In The Hague, police had to intervene on Sunday evening after a large group of people lit a fire in a downtown shopping street. At 9:30 p.m. the situation was under control again, said a police spokesman. Acts of vandalism have been reported from Breda, Oesterhout, Venlo and Roermond. Protesters threw stones at shop windows and also at police officers when they intervened. In Roermond, a popular outlet center was affected by violent riots. In Venlo, the mayor declared a state of emergency.

On Sunday afternoon, around 1,500 people gathered on Museumplein in The Hague to protest the curfew, which runs from 9 p.m. to 4.30 a.m. The demonstration had not been approved. The police arrested 150 people, and Mayor Femke Halsema’s house in the center was placed under special police protection.

While politicians from the government and the left opposition parties condemned the riots, the two right-wing populist parties in parliament initially remained silent. The Forum for Democracy wrote on its Twitter account: “This is the second night Rutte has locked the Netherlands in. More and more people are turning against the curfew. Only together can we regain our freedom. ”After criticizing this, a spokesman said that the party naturally condemned the violence.

The Greens chairman Jesse Klaver made the Freedom Party of Geert Wilders jointly responsible for the arson attack on the Corona test center in Urk. “Do not forget that the PVV Urk incited violence,” wrote Klaver on Twitter. The local branch announced last week that it would do everything in its power to prevent the curfew from being implemented. Klaver asked Wilders to intervene. He then wrote on Twitter that the violence had to stop. But that also applies to Klaver’s “fur collar friends” who demonstrated in The Hague.

The curfew was decided by the parliament in The Hague last Thursday. The government had chosen this path because it is only in office in an executive position and the restriction was also controversial within its own ranks. The Second Chamber pushed the beginning back half an hour, to 9 p.m. The infection rate is falling, but the numbers are still above average. There is also great concern that the new, even more contagious virus variants will spread rapidly. The Dutch media emphasized many times that this was the first curfew since the German occupation during the Second World War. The measure is initially valid until February 10th.

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Navalnyj has increased the stakes

Nafter the protests that brought tens of thousands to the streets in dozens of cities across Russia on Saturday, each side has its own pictures. Those who are on the side of the demonstrators, for example, see the footage of a police officer kicking an elderly woman in Saint Petersburg so that she hits the asphalt. She dared to ask why the policeman and colleagues led away a young man and is now in an intensive care unit.

Such Russians also look at pictures of armored special police officers, the “cosmonauts”, beating demonstrators with batons. Supporters of protest are edified by the crowds clogging the centers of Moscow and Saint Petersburg, by posters with photos of the opposition leader Alexei Navalnyj, whose release was at stake, and the slogan “One for all, all for one”.

Protest bei minus 51 Grad

According to various estimates, between 110,000 and 160,000 people took part in the protests; in the capital between 15,000 and 40,000 (definitely more than the officially announced 4000); in Saint Petersburg around 20,000; in Nizhny Novgorod up to 10,000. There were thousands in the Far Eastern Vladivostok and in the Siberian cities of Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk. In Yakutsk, 300 demonstrators defied temperatures of minus 51 degrees, 7,000 in Yekaterinburg in the Urals were minus 34 degrees.

Never before had Navalnyj been able to get so many people out onto the streets, and never before were protests so broadly geographically dispersed during the reign of President Vladimir Putin. Although the dangers have increased: From the authorities’ point of view, all actions were illegal, and the corona pandemic is raging. For many who came, Navalnyj is a hero; for many it was generally about “justice”, “change of power”, “change”. In Moscow, 42 percent of participants surveyed for a study said they had never participated in protests before.

With toilet brushes, some demonstrators, like here in Kaliningrad on January 23, alluded to Navalnyj's revelations about luxury furnishings in “Putin's palace”.

With toilet brushes, some demonstrators, like here in Kaliningrad on January 23, alluded to Navalnyj’s revelations about luxury furnishings in “Putin’s palace”.

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Russians like those who demonstrated on Saturday find out more from independent online media or YouTube bloggers. For them, Navalnyj survived a poison attack five months ago, the attackers from Germany exposed, is imprisoned in Russia without legal basis and has now exposed Putin with a revelatory film about a palace with vineyards, a striptease pole, a church and an ice stadium. This film had been viewed more than 80 million times on YouTube by Sunday afternoon.

Putin is the “grandpa in the bunker”

For this group, which has been lost to the regime, Putin is the “grandpa in the bunker”, when signs mocked him at the Moscow demonstration. In the capital, numerous motorists waved to the demonstrators, their horns drowned out warning announcements from the police: This has not been seen in any recent protest by Navalnyj. His support has grown.

But the system is tough and strong. In the version of the state media, which continues to shape the worldview of many Russians, Navalnyj is an insignificant blogger and Western agent who simulated the poisoning or suffered from foreign services. Images of the protests are also conveyed to these Russians: Although Putin’s spokesman, Dmitrij Peskow, said on Sunday that “few people” had participated, “many people voted for Putin”, the demonstrations were too big to be concealed. The state media show police officers who got pepper spray on their faces or a government car that attacked protesters in Moscow and injured the driver’s eye.


A case was opened in Vladivostok due to blocked roads during a protest

The police opened a criminal case over the blocked roads in Vladivostok at an uncoordinated protest action on January 23, according to the Primorsky Krai Ministry of Internal Affairs. The department claims that due to the blocking of roads by the participants of the action, the ambulance brigades could not reach for three hours on four calls – to the baby and seriously ill patients with pneumonia.

The case was initiated under the article on deliberate blocking of roads that poses a threat to life and health (part 1 of article 267 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation). It provides for up to one year in prison, or forced labor, or a fine of 100,000 to 300,000 rubles.

The press service of the Primorye Ministry of Internal Affairs, with reference to the Vladivostok ambulance dispatchers, reported that on that day, due to road closures, four cars with teams of doctors could not arrive on calls within three hours. According to the police, on January 23, a group of people entered the carriageway of the central streets of Vladivostok, blocking traffic. The police organized a detour.

“From 14 o’clock the ambulance could not get through to 4 urgent calls, one of which was for a 9-month-old baby, as well as for seriously ill patients with pneumonia,” said the dispatchers of the Vladivostok Ambulance Station, noting that all four cars were in a traffic jam near three hours, the Interior Ministry said.

On January 23, uncoordinated protests were held in large cities of Russia in support of the arrested founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK; included by the Ministry of Justice in the register of non-profit foreign agents) Alexei Navalny. He was arrested on January 18 after returning to Moscow after being treated in Germany. The rallies on January 23 ended, according to media reports, with detentions and clashes between protesters and security forces.


Florida police investigate the discovery of a skull in a recycling plant – Information – 01/24/2021

The Florida Police investigates the finding of a human skull at the local encapsulation and recycling plant, corresponding to a body that was in the judicial morgue located in the local hospital, the department’s Police Headquarters reported.

The fact was known at approximately 8:00 p.m. on Friday, when municipal personnel found the skull while carrying out classification tasks at the plant.

After reporting on what happened, the Prosecutor’s Office requested to preserve the scene of the event until Saturday. In the place the Headquarters Command, personnel from the Specialized Division and the Scientific Police Department appeared.

In the course of the removal tasks, it was determined that the skull corresponds to a body that “had been deposited in the local morgue under shelter and under refrigeration in order to carry out investigations,” the Headquarters reported.

“During these hours, they work intensively in conjunction with the Prosecutor on duty in order to establish the causes of their appearance in that place, drawing the Hypothesis of intentionality in their removal from the morgue and disposal,” he added.


Protest against lockdown: Czech hosts open despite tough corona rules

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Czech hosts open despite tough corona rules

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Almost all Corona hotspots are close to the Czech Republic

Despite the lockdown, the number of new corona infections in Germany remains high, with deaths reaching record levels. It is noticeable that almost all German Corona hotspots are close to the Czech Republic.

“Pes” is the name of the government’s corona warning system in the Czech Republic. “Chcipl pes” (The dog died) – that’s the name of the initiative that fights for an end to the lockdown. Under her leadership, numerous pubs and restaurants opened on Saturday despite a ban.

MA dozen or more bars and restaurants in the Czech Republic have defied the tough lockdown rules. They opened their doors to guests on Saturday, although food is only allowed to be offered to take away. The police carried out more checks nationwide and initiated several proceedings for administrative offenses.

The hosts of two popular excursion restaurants in Prague and Olomouc took part in the protest. They followed a call from the citizens’ initiative “Chcipl pes” (The dog died) – the name is an allusion to the government’s pes (dog) corona warning level system. The highest of the five risk levels currently applies.

“The virus is smarter than the government and does what it wants anyway,” criticized the organizers. “We have to return to normal.”

Many didn’t dare to do it

Hundreds of restaurants announced their participation on the Internet, but most of them backed down, as the Czech news agency CTK found in spot checks. There is a risk of severe fines.

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The restaurants in the Czech Republic have been closed since mid-October with a short break during Advent. Any easing is currently not in sight. The corona emergency was last extended to mid-February. On Saturday, the authorities reported 8,423 new infections within 24 hours.

There have been 933,361 confirmed cases and 15,270 deaths in the Czech Republic since the start of the pandemic. The Czech Republic has around 10.7 million inhabitants.


Russia: Tens of thousands demonstrate for Navalnyj

IA horn concert sounds in the center of Moscow on Saturday afternoon. Numerous motorists honk their horns and wave at the people who are clogging Pushkin Square and the adjacent streets. Policemen flank the streets, their faces covered by black visors. Few of those who gather here to “go for a walk” dare to wear signs as that provides grounds for arrest. The event is illegal from the authorities’ point of view, an announcement by the police in a loop reminds of this. Just like the demonstrations in all other Russian cities, which the opposition politician Alexei Navalnyj called for this Saturday at the beginning of the week after his arrest.

Reinhard Veser

In more than 60 Russian cities, people have followed these calls, although the authorities have been warning for days in threatening tones of the consequences that participation in “unauthorized actions” can have. In many places, people brave the biting frost: In Yekaterinburg in the Urals, according to reports from local media, around 7,000 people took to the streets at minus 30 degrees, and in the Siberian oil city of Tyumen there were 6,000 participants at similar temperatures. And even in Yakutsk, at almost minus 50 degrees, a few hundred people gathered.

In many cities, the rallies on Saturday are the largest demonstrations in a very long time. Geographically, between Vladivostok in the east and Saint Petersburg in the west, Russia has never seen protests that are so widespread under Vladimir Putin’s rule. At most, protests initiated by Navalnyj in March 2017 came close to this; At the time, it was about a real estate empire that he had assigned to the then Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

More than 2,250 arrests

The state is reacting hard to the new challenge: By late afternoon, the very reliable human rights organization “” had registered more than 2,250 arrests across Russia. In Moscow one of them was Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of the imprisoned opposition leader; however, she was later released, according to media reports. The actual number of those arrested is likely to be far higher, as the reports from individual police stations across Russia show. For example, a journalist from Sochi for the Kremlin-critical newspaper Novaya Gazeta reports that more than 70 people were arrested with her. At this point in time, “” only knew of six arrests in the city on the Black Sea.

Yekaterinburg: Police arrest a man during a protest against the detention of opposition leader Navalnyj.

Yekaterinburg: Police arrest a man during a protest against the detention of opposition leader Navalnyj.

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In many cities, the security forces use force against the peaceful demonstrators, beat them with clubs, even if they are already on the ground. Konstantin Kotow knows these dangers only too well. He has joined the crowd in Moscow to – as he says – demonstrate for the freedom of Navalnyj, all political prisoners and Russia. The 35-year-old Muscovite helped Navalnyj in his attempt, foiled by those in power, to run in the 2018 presidential election; He also wears a sweater with the inscription “Navalnyj 2018” on Saturday.


Details of the double murder at a wedding in New Moscow have become known

The details of the murder of the groom and his brother at a wedding in New Moscow have become known. This was reported by the newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets”. According to the newspaper, the tragedy occurred on the second day of the celebration.

The wedding was celebrated by a 34-year-old native of Moldova. During a dance competition, a verbal conflict began between one of the guests and the groom’s brother, which later turned into a fight. The guests managed to separate the fighting and, it would seem, the conflict was settled.

Later, the participant in the fight called his brother out into the street to talk, and the groom went with him. According to the guests who have been in the building since the moment of the tragedy, they heard the sounds of shots, but mistook them for a salute.

The bodies of the groom and brother were discovered by the bride at the end of the celebration. Later, she saw the alleged killer – he was detained by police officers. According to unconfirmed reports, the suspect’s accomplice is on the wanted list.

According to police reports, the groom and his brother both died on the spot. After the incident in the capital, the “Intercept” plan was introduced to search for the suspect.