Bad Mergentheim One day after the Reichsbürger raid in the 400-person village of Bobstadt near Bad Mergentheim (Baden-Württemberg), the chief public prosecutor, Dr. Florian Kienle clear: “It is only thanks to fortunate circumstances and the police equipment that nobody died!”
Review: Wednesday, 6 a.m. Police special forces want to confiscate a weapon on the premises of Heiko A. (49). The police were aware that a 54-year-old Reich citizen was said to be living in the owner’s apartment building. But when the officers tried to gain access to the house through a window, at least one resident shot the special forces through the closed shutters!
A police officer was seriously injured by shots from a fully automatic weapon (Kalashnikov type) in both thighs. More shots hit the officer on his protective vest. His colleagues saved themselves with the injured in an armored vehicle. After hours, the residents living on the site – five men and two women – turned themselves in to the police. The house that caught fire burned down to the ground. At times, five police helicopters were deployed at the same time.
What the police found on the site, which was monitored by cameras and secured by high fences, shocked even experienced criminalists. Andreas Stenger, President of the Baden-Württemberg State Criminal Police Office: “In two residential buildings we found large, walk-in armories with several long guns, two of which were fully automatic and one Heckler & Koch G3. An MG42 machine gun with ammunition was found ready to fire in the living room.”
In addition, other ammunition of various calibers as well as handguns and stabbing weapons were found. “In addition, many National Socialist devotional items, Reich war flags and corresponding material, which can be clearly located in this extremist scene,” said the LKA President. The investigators also discovered night vision devices, thermal imaging cameras and laser target devices.
Stenger: “The weapons were scattered around the apartment, ready to hand.”
Prime suspect admits gunshots
It is unclear who shot everything from inside the apartment building at the police officers. Chief Prosecutor Dr. Florian Kienle: “The 54-year-old main suspect gave information during his interrogation and admitted to having shot. He was brought before the magistrate and is in custody.” The investigators accuse him of attempted murder, among other things. Whether other residents shot is the subject of the investigation. Forensic technicians and weapons experts examine the suspects for traces of gunshot.
What were the residents planning to do with the huge arsenal of weapons? Prosecutor Stenger: “We have no knowledge of concrete attack plans.”