German police

  • driver May 28, 2019

    ‘Guardian Angel’: Pigeon Saves Speeding Driver From Ticket

    Police in western Germany say divine intervention saved a speeding driver from getting a ticket, after a pigeon photobombed a traffic enforcement camera at just the right moment. Perhaps inspired by this week’s Ascension Day national Christian holiday, Viersen police said “the Holy Ghost must have had a plan” to help the driver. Just as the radar clocked the driver...

  • driver Dec 25, 2018

    20 Hurt When Horse Carriages Crash in Germany on Christmas

    German police say 20 people were injured, two of them seriously, when two horse-drawn carriages collided during a Christmas Day outing. The dpa news agency quoted police in southern Bavaria as saying the two carriages, each with 10 passengers, were approaching a rail crossing single file when the first carriage halted. The second did not and overturned during the collision....

  • officer Jul 11, 2018

    ‘Nazi Bride’ Found Guilty of 10 Murders in Germany

    One of Germany’s most high-profile neo-Nazi trials came to an end Wednesday when so-called “Nazi bride” Beate Zschaepe was found guilty of 10 counts of murder, NBC News reported. She is the last surviving member of a neo-Nazi gang, the National Socialist Underground, that carried carried out a series of killings and bombings between 2000 and 2007. The gang killed...

  • Germany Jun 24, 2018

    25 Injured in Building Explosion in Germany: Police

    Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday. Police said the explosion rocked the several-story building shortly before midnight Saturday with a large bang, scaring people in surrounding homes so much they ran out into the street in a panic. The detonation was...

  • NBC NEWS Apr 7, 2018

    2 Dead, Several Injured After Van Drives Into Crowd in Western Germany

    A van has crashed into a crowd of people in the western German city of Muenster, killing two and injuring approximately 20 people, police said Saturday. The driver committed suicide inside the van, police said. Authorities said a motive remains unclear. German police told NBC News that there is no indication that the incident is related to Islamic extremism and...

  • JUDGE Mar 25, 2018

    Germany Arrests Fugitive Ex-Catalan Leader Who Fled Spain

    Carles Puigdemont, the fugitive ex-leader of Catalonia and ardent separatist, was arrested Sunday by German police on an international warrant as he tried to enter the country from Denmark. Puigdemont was on his way back to Belgium where he has been staying since fleeing Spain following a failed bid by his regional government in October to declare independence from Spain,...

  • New York Nov 21, 2017

    German Police Retrieve 100 Stolen John Lennon Items

    German police recovered around 100 items that belonged to late Beatles star John Lennon that were stolen from his widow in New York, including three diaries, two pairs of his signature metal-rimmed glasses, a cigarette case and a handwritten music score. The retrieved possessions were displayed Tuesday at Berlin police headquarters. “This was a spectacular, unusual criminal case,” police spokesman...

  • New York Nov 20, 2017

    Germany: Police Arrest Man Over Stolen John Lennon Objects

    German police say they have arrested a man suspected of handling stolen objects from the estate of John Lennon, including diaries. Berlin police said the 58-year-old suspect, whom they didn’t identify, was arrested in the German capital on Monday. They said another suspect lives in Turkey and is currently “not available” for law enforcement authorities, without elaborating.

  • Germany Jul 9, 2017

    Activists Riot Against G-20 Summit for 3rd Night in Hamburg

    Anti-globalization activists rioted for a third consecutive night in Hamburg early Sunday even after Group of 20 leaders had already left the port city in northern Germany. Police again used water cannon trucks against rioters attacking them with iron rods and pavement stones. They arrested 186 protesters and temporarily detained another 225 people. Officials say 476 officers have been injured...

  • Germany Jul 7, 2017

    G-20 Clashes Leave Dozens of Officers and Activists Injured

    Anti-globalization activists clashed violently with police across the German port city of Hamburg all day Friday, setting cars ablaze, throwing bottles and trying to enter the convention center where Group of 20 leaders tackled topics like international terrorism, climate change and trade issues....
    Responding to a second day of protests, police ordered in more than 900 additional officers from across the...

  • Germany Jul 6, 2017

    ’Welcome to Hell’: Police, Protesters Clash in Germany Ahead of G-20 Summit

    German police clashed with violent protesters Thursday in Hamburg a day ahead of the Group of 20 summit, using water cannons, pepper spray and batons to disperse marchers after some attacked them with bottles and other objects. The skirmishes came hours before the two-day gathering of the world’s top economic powers gets under way Friday morning in Germany’s second-biggest...

  • Germany Jul 6, 2017

    Protests Turn Violent Outside G-20 Summit in Germany

    Protesters and police clashed Thursday outside the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany.

  • BUSINESSMAN May 29, 2017

    German Biker Loses Bag of Cash, Raining Bills Over Autobahn

    German police say a businessman on a motorcycle lost a plastic bag stuffed with his day’s earnings while driving along a southern highway, sending a shower of cash across the Bavarian Autobahn. Ingolstadt police said Sunday the 36-year-old had been carrying about 9,000 euros ($10,000) in small bills Saturday night when he lost the bag on the A9 highway. The...

  • German police May 8, 2017

    Tiara Studded With 367 Diamonds Stolen From German Museum

    German police say a gold-and-platinum tiara adorned with 367 diamonds that once belonged to a duchess has been stolen from a state museum. Baden-Wuerttemberg criminal police said Monday the theft of the tiara, valued at 1.2 million euros ($1.31 million), from the Badisches Landesmuesum in the city of Karlsruhe was discovered on April 29. They’re now looking for any witnesses...

  • Asher Klein Mar 7, 2017

    Manhunt for German Teen Who Allegedly Bragged of Killing of Boy, 9

    German police said Tuesday they have launched a manhunt for a 19-year-old man who allegedly killed a 9-year-old boy in the western town of Herne and boasted about the murder on a video posted online. A spokesman for police in the western city of Bochum said authorities received a call late Monday from a member of the public, who feared...

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