Special police forces overpowered the actor on his balcony. © Elias Bartl
The actor Joel Williams (Notruf Hafenkante) was arrested on Tuesday evening by a special unit in his apartment.
Hamburg – Joel Williams, well-known television face and actor of the series "Notruf Hafenkante", caused a stir in Hamburg St. Georg on Tuesday afternoon. The 28-year-old Williams rioted in his house, shouted confused phrases about FC Bayern and former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn and terrorized his neighbors with a baton. The police had to move out several times with a large contingent of officers in the Soester Straße.
Emergency call Hafenkante Star riots in his apartment
Police officers had to fix the actor on a stretcher. © Elias Bartl
Already at noon, the emergency services had been alerted twice by neighbors because of complaints about the actor's riot. The police had previously told him that he would be taken into custody if he continued to terrorize the neighbors.
Finally, another violent incident occurred. According to Hamburg police, Williams hit him with an iron bar and showed extremely aggressive behavior in the house. In such cases, the rioters are usually taken into custody to calm down. But in this case, it was determined that Williams needed medical attention. For this reason, he is currently in medical care, as the police explained.
Joel Williams was not only seen in the series "Notruf Hafenkante", but also starred in the children's series "The Peppercorns". The exact reasons for his confused behavior are not yet known. The police are continuing the investigation to get more information about the incident.