Man storms German church, injures 24 people in mass panic

By
April 21, 2019 20:25
Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

A man stormed a church in Munich on Saturday, causing injuries to at least 24 people as the parishioners fled the service.

The assailant, described as an “African” man by some media outlets, caused the mass panic and injuries. The congregants were treated for light injuries and returned to the service. Videos posted online show the inside of the St. Paul’s Parish church in disarray.  The police arrested the man on Saturday evening in the church.



According to German media reports, the police said on Sunday the man made "noisily unintelligible words that frightened the congregants who were within earshot.”

While it was initially reported that the man had shouted "Allahu Akhbar" as he stormed the church, those reports have not been confirmed.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
May 22, 2019
Turkey says it will not withdraw posts in Syria after government attacks

By REUTERS