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SEK mission on A9: hostage-taking? - Police also correct information about the suspect


After a threat situation in a coach on the A9 near Hilpoltstein, the police do not assume a hostage-taking. Nevertheless, the case remains a mystery.

After a threat situation in a coach on the A9 near Hilpoltstein, the police do not assume a hostage-taking.

Nevertheless, the case remains a mystery.

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Update from Wednesday, September 22nd, 10:50 am:

The German press agency reported this morning, citing a police spokesman, that the suspect had already been questioned.

However, this has not yet been the case.

A police spokesman has corrected the earlier statement made by a colleague.

Update from Wednesday, September 22nd, 9:55 am:

For a long time there was suspicion that the threat posed by a 30-year-old in a coach on the A9 near Hilpoltstein was a hostage-taking.

But the police gave the all-clear on Wednesday morning.

According to information from the


, the officials are currently not assuming a hostage situation.

However, the investigators are still in the dark about the perpetrator's motive.

After the threat situation on the A9: the perpetrator had a physical confrontation with other passengers

Update from Wednesday, September 22nd, 6:07 am:

After the end of a hostage


in a coach on the A9 near Hilpoltstein, the police announced details of the course of the crime. The perpetrator is said to be a 30-year-old Serbian citizen. After an argument in the bus on Tuesday evening, there was a physical argument with several other passengers in which two people were slightly injured. After that, the 30-year-old is said to have taken the three bus drivers hostage. The police reported that he had previously threatened to kill all bus occupants.

The bus finally stopped and the man was left alone in the bus with the three drivers.

However, they were also able to leave the bus unharmed before the police access it.

According to his own information, the suspect was armed, as he told the police on the cell phone of one of the bus drivers.

When the police accessed it at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, no weapon was initially found, according to a spokesman.

Whether it was actually an armed hostage-taking, as initially reported, has yet to be clarified.

After a large-scale operation on A9: Many questions unanswered - no weapon found on the perpetrator


picture also

reported on detonations during the SEK mission.

According to the spokesman, these were due to dazzling agents that the officers used to distract the perpetrator.

He was then arrested "without resistance".

At around 10.30 p.m., the officers declared the operation over and lifted the roadblock.

As the police announced on Wednesday morning, the suspect was interrogated that night.

However, this did not lead to new findings.

Questioning the witnesses turned out to be difficult, as many of them spoke little or no German.

After questioning the witnesses, they were also able to continue their journey.

The bus drove with the other occupants to Munich, from where it headed for its final destination - Serbia.

Update from 10:33 p.m.:

The hostage-taking on the A9 is over, the suspect arrested from the coach.

According to information from

, negotiations with the person were difficult.

The reason was probably also language barriers, because the vehicle came from abroad.

So far, it has not been confirmed that a dispute triggered the incident.

Thus the motive for the crime remains unclear.

Hostage-taking on the A9 ended: the motive for the crime remains unclear

According to the police spokesman, the detonations that could have been heard are due to blinding agents used by the SEK during the access.

Update from 10:13 p.m.:

As the Middle Franconia police confirmed on Twitter, no weapon has yet been found in the bus.

Nevertheless, the vehicle will continue to be searched.

The forensic investigation is on site.

In addition, the A9 is to be released again shortly.

According to there

should not be any injuries among the travelers.

The perpetrator could be arrested.

A #weapon has not yet been found.

The bus continues to be searched.

#Securing of evidence takes place on site.

The lifting of the #autobahnblockung will be issued shortly.

# A9_2109

- Police Middle Franconia (@PolizeiMFR) September 21, 2021

After being taken hostage on the A9 near Greding: the motorway blockade will be lifted shortly

Update from 21:59:

After the alleged hostage-taking on the A9 *, the police have now arrested a suspect.

Against 21:30 there was access SEK-one, a police spokesman confirmed the



He has not yet been able to say whether people have been injured.

Update from 9:51 p.m.:

The three people from the coach are still in the hand of the hostage taker.

The A9 is still closed.

"We are currently trying to contact the man," confirms a police spokesman for the



Hostage-taking in a bus on the A9: Witness statements about the weapon differ

What kind of weapon the man might have with him was initially unclear, as the spokesman said.

On this point, the

testimony of witnesses differed.

According to him, the bus stopped at around 5 p.m. on the shoulder of the A9.

Update from 9:34 p.m.:

As the


reports, there was access by the SEK around 9:15 p.m.

There is talk of three subsequent detonations.

Now a police helicopter is supposed to illuminate the area.

Hostage taking on the A9: detonations after SEC intervention

Update from 9:16 p.m.:

The A9 near Greding in Middle Franconia is currently closed for kilometers.

A large number of the police are on duty because of a hostage-taking in a bus.

Only the two bus drivers were on the bus with the allegedly armed passenger on Tuesday evening, as a spokesman for the Middle Franconia police confirmed to the German press agency.

All other passengers were outside on the hard shoulder.


A large number of the SEK is in action on the A9 after a hostage-taking.

© NEWS5 / Bauernfeind

Hostage taking on the A9 near Greding: Witness reports an armed man


reported by

, a dispute among several passengers should have broken out in the bus around 5 p.m.

What exactly was going on inside the vehicle is currently unclear.

According to

, however, one witness reported an armed man.

A specially trained negotiating group has been trying to contact the man for hours.

Original message from September 21, 8:30 p.m .:

Greding - major operation on the A9: On Tuesday evening, September 21, the route between Hilpoltstein and Greding (Roth district) is fully closed in both directions.

The SEK is also in action.

According to

, there should have been

a hostage-taking in

a bus


Many details are not yet known.

Large-scale operation on the A9: coach stopped - SEK in action


reported by


, a foreign coach was apparently stopped on the highway.

With the exception of three passengers, all persons - including the driver - could leave the vehicle.

The three people are said to be still on the bus with the hostage-taker.

According to the


, there should have been a dispute on the bus.

There is also talk of an armed person shouting weird stuff.

The motorway is currently closed for kilometers.

The exact background or official information is not yet known.

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