Videos have been published online of the man who has been accused of carrying out yesterday’s Hamburg Terror Attack that killed one person and injured several others.
According to the Mayor of Hamburg Olaf Scholz, the attacker was a ‘failed asylum seeker’ who was ‘motivated by hate’ to carry out the attacks.
These videos have been published on the YouTube channel for Euronews, and they clearly show an individual resting on the floor after having been restrained.
Scholz added that the man was born in the United Arab Emirates, and also that his application for asylum had been blocked by the German authorities because of paperwork issues.
He went on to say: “I am outraged by the vicious attack that killed at least one Hamburger today,” he said.
“It makes me especially angry that the perpetrator appears to be a person who claimed protection in Germany and then turned his hate against us.”
It has also now emerged that a 35 year old man was injured while trying to help overcome the attacker.
This will no doubt raise tensions in both Germany and the rest of Europe at a time when concerns are at their highest level for a number of years as the last few years have seen attacks in Germany, France, Belgium, the United Kingdom and elsewhere.
If the details about this attacker are correct, it will create another headache for the authorities and there will be fears that other rejected applications for asylum could trigger the same reaction in the future.
Although the vast majority of failed asylum applications do not end in such tragic actions, as yesterday proved it only takes one individual to react in this way.