Police in Berlin shot dead an asylum seeker as he attempted to stab another migrant who he claimed had sexually abused his eight-year-old daughter.
Police opened fire on the 29-year-old as he attempted to stab the other migrant, who had been arrested and handcuffed, at an asylum home on Tuesday night, reports Kronen Zeitung.
According to witnesses, the attacker yelled “You will not survive!” as he approached the 27-year-old migrant. The police had initially been called to the asylum home in the Berlin district of Moabit over the sexual abuse claims.
Witnesses had told police that the 27 year old had tried to approach the eight-year-old girl in a nearby park earlier that evening and sexually molested her. The girl has not reportedly suffered any injuries but is now under observation by social workers for signs of abuse.
Authorities claim that the attack occurred as the arrested man was being put into a police car and that several officers opened fire on the attacker. The knifeman suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died of his injuries.
Sexual molestation cases in asylum homes in Europe have increased in recent months. Women with underage daughters in camps have married them off, some of the girls as young as 13. The migrants claim that they marry off their daughters, often to much older men, in order to “protect them” from molestation and sexual abuse by other migrants.
There have also been allegations of systematic sexual abuse of migrant women in asylum centres. Earlier this year a former asylum home worker accused the Red Cross of covering up sexual assaults in one of their camps in the German city of Potsdam.
While most migrants plead innocence or “cultural misunderstandings” regarding sexual abuse, some are brazen about their actions.
In Sweden, the victim of a migrant sex criminal told her he specifically came to Sweden in order to “f*ck Swedish girls”. The migrant followed his victims attempting to sexually harass them, exposing himself, and even spat on them for not accepting his advances.
The man was later arrested by Swedish police for indecent exposure. Swedish police have repeatedly denied that migrant sex assaults are epidemic, and some even blame the migrants’ actions on “Nordic alcohol culture”.