A failed Nigerian asylum seeker attempted to wrestle a firearm away from a police officer in the German city of Landshut leading to condemnation of the country’s migrant policies from the police union.
The GdP union slammed the German federal government following the incident on Tuesday in which a 30-year-old Nigerian snatched the service weapon from a police officer, tried to shoot him, but failed after one of the three officers wrestled the weapon from the migrant.
The man then stabbed one of the officers and another received minor injuries before he was subdued with pepper spray, Die Welt reports.
In a statement Wednesday, the police union said that such incidents of violence towards police from asylum seekers should receive “no more indulgence”.
“The party-political or even personal quarrels as they are currently observed in Berlin, are anything but helpful,” the union added and said perpetrators should be met with full legal force.
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Head of the German Police Trade Union (DPolG), Germany’s other major police officer’s union, Rainer Wendt has been an outspoken critic of the mass migration policies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel for years.
In October of 2016, Wendt claimed that migrants were purposely disrespectful to officers saying: “They despise our country and laugh at our justice.”
In December of last year, Wendt once again slammed the German political class following anti-Semitic protests in Berlin in the wake of the U.S. decision to move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem and recognise the city as the country’s capital.
“The pithy statements of the politicians against anti-Semitism do not help us,” Wendt said and added: “The same politicians who continue this immigration and deportation drama by illegally allowing in more and more foreigners from the most anti-Semitic region of the world and not even deporting the offenders among them, [are the same who] proclaim that they are doing everything against anti-Semitism.”