Police have arrested the young migrant male believed responsible for kicking to death a young man this month, and are actively seeking two other suspects after a significant police operation.
Germany was shocked by the death of 17-year-old ‘Niklas P.’ last month, who passed away last week, six days after he was attacked by a gang as he walked home from a concert.
Police have now confirmed the suspect remanded into custody today is an Italian citizen of “migrationshintergrund” — immigration background — who has been in Germany several years. No further details are known about the identity of the arrested man other than that he is not an ethnic Italian, is 20 years of age, and already has a significant police rap sheet for “violent offences”, reports Rheinische Post.
Speaking at today’s press conference in Bonn, the former capital of West Germany, officers said the operation to apprehend the migrant male had been significant. Bonn homicide detective Franz Wirges said over 150 leads and reports from the public had been investigated by officers who worked “16 hour days” with assistance from the Federal police to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Three men were arrested yesterday, but two were later released after their alibis checked out. The third claimed to have not been in the area at the time, but officers at the press conference said he was found to be tripping up over his own lies, and they suspect him for the killing.
Two further men are being sought. The case has not yet gone to court, but the man is to be charged with manslaughter.
In the early hours of Saturday 7th, Niklas P. received a fatal beating as he walked home after a concert with his girlfriend and another couple. While the exact reason for the fight that broke out between their group and the gang of migrant males is unknown, it is understood the attackers made an unprovoked approach.
Niklas was punched on the side of the head, police revealed in their press conference today, which in one blow knocked him down, unconscious. The 20-year-old migrant male is accused of then kicking Niklas in the head twice, which put him into the coma to which he would succumb almost a week later.
It was also revealed at the press conference that as her boyfriend was being kicked to death by the gang, another one of the assailants molested Niklas’ girlfriend on the “unterlaib” — crotch — and then slapped her in the face.
Investigations are ongoing.
Speaking to host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon on Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Breitbart London’s Oliver Lane discusses the police conference, and the reluctance of Germany’s mainstream media to discuss the suspect’s migrant background: