Tags: german | paper | arson | charlie hebdo

German Paper Arson Attack Comes After Reprint of Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

By    |   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 05:32 PM

German police have released two suspects arrested in connection to a firebomb arson attack Sunday on a newspaper that printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons, although it is unsure if the attack was related to what occurred in Paris.

Rocks and an incendiary device were thrown into the Hamburger Morgenpost in Hamburg, Germany, damaging two lower rooms and files at the regional newspaper, RT.com reported.

The Associated Press reported that two men who were seen in the area were released after  questioning, and they denied having anything to do with the crime. In addition, there was no forensic evidence that might have implicated the two.

The AP said German police would like help from any witnesses who were in the area around 2 a.m. Sunday morning. Because of the early hour, there was no one in the building when the attack occurred.

After the Paris attack on the Charlie Hebdo office, which killed 12 people last week, the Hamburger Morgenpost published three cartoons on its front page with the words, "This much freedom must be possible!"

But police told RT.com it was "too soon" to know whether the arson attack had anything to do with what happened in Paris.

After the attack Agence France-Presse reported that the newspaper, which has a circulation of 91,000, wrote, "Thick smoke is still hanging in the air, the police are looking for clues," under the headline "Arson attack on the MOPO — Due to the 'Charlie Hebdo' cartoons?"

It later removed references to Charlie Hebdo, AFP said, but added a quote calling the firebomb attack a "cowardly and insidious act of terror against press freedom."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
German police have released two suspects arrested in connection to a firebomb arson attack Sunday on a newspaper that printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons, although it is unsure if the attack was related to what occurred in Paris.
german, paper, arson, charlie hebdo
270
2015-32-12
Monday, 12 Jan 2015 05:32 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved