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The people in Germany are shocked by the attack on a synagogue in Halle an der Saale. Police investigate the alleged perpetrator. Read the most important news in the news blog.

Day 1 after the fatal shots in Halle (Saale): The alleged perpetrator was the 27-year-old Stephan B. from Saxony-Anhalt was arrested. He apparently acted alone in Halle. In fact, he wore a helmet camera, with which he apparently streamed a video live. Meanwhile, a document has appeared that seems to be an explanation of the attacker. The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office assumes a right-wing extremist and anti-Semitic motivation to act. We inform you here about the latest developments. 10/10/19 8:23 AM The Federal Ministry of the Interior announces a press conference with Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) at the police in Halle at 3 pm. Reiner Haseloff (Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt), Josef Schuster (President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany), Maram Stern (Jewish World Congress) and Holger Stahlknecht (Minister of the Interior of Saxony-Anhalt) are also to take part. In the morning, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Haseloff want to visit the synagogue, and in the early afternoon Seehofer will also visit. 10/10/19 8:03 AM Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) reacted with bewilderment to the attack. "Why is this happening in our country? Our country! Two innocent people were brutally murdered - how appalling and meaningless," he tweeted. 10/10/19 8:00 AM Evidence has been found during the search of the alleged offender's home, a federal prosecutor's spokesman said in the morning. The man is said to have lived with his mother in the apartment. The alleged perpetrator had previously apparently not noticed as a right-wing extremist. It was checked if there were accomplices. "He planned to kill people," said one investigator. Ultimately, he could not implement his attack plan. Further details about the apparently injured 27-year-old Stephan B. from Saxony-Anhalt were initially unknown. Currently, the environment of the man is determined. 10/10/19 7:41 AM The football third division Hallescher FC will play for the time being with Trauerflor after the attack. This applies to the match of the HFC on Thursday in the second division FC Erzgebirge Aue as well as in the match of the national cup on Saturday in Talheim. The club was "in shock", wrote the HFC on its homepage. "The shocked HFC family expresses their deepest sympathy to the victims' relatives, condemns all forms of terror, extremism and violence, and thanks the city officials and the forces for the prudent and transparent action around the cowardly Attacks, "wrote the HFC. The association wishes the bereaved for the "almost impossible coping with mourning". 10/10/19 7:33 AM Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier telephoned after the attack with the President of the Central Council of Jews, Josef Schuster. That said a spokeswoman for the Federal Presidential Office of the news agency dpa. The two would have spoken together on Wednesday. Steinmeier had called for solidarity with the Jewish fellow citizens after the attack. He had reaffirmed this in the phone call, said the spokeswoman. "Around noon" will visit the Federal President Halle, an exact time is not yet determined. 10/10/19 7:16 AM The Central Council of Jews in Germany sees the attack as a "new quality of right-wing extremism in Germany". Central Council President Josef Schuster said on Deutschlandfunk that the attack on the synagogue changed the feeling of Jewish people in Germany. "It is worrying." He observed a political development that promotes right-wing extremism, said Schuster. Therefore, the act was not entirely unexpected. Now it was crucial that the German authorities ensured that Jewish people could visit a synagogue without prejudice. In principle, the technical protection measures seemed to have been very good, said Schuster. "But if there had been a police station here, the man could have been rendered harmless." Show more Ticker Liveblog Software

Source: spiegel

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