The gunman who murdered two people outside a German synagogue on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur reportedly planned a “massacre” according to police; concealing upwards of nine pounds of explosives in his vehicle.
“The attack, with the gunman ranting about Jews and denying the Holocaust in English, was live-streamed on the online streaming platform Twitch. It apparently was filmed using a head-mounted camera, and showed the perpetrator driving up to the synagogue in a car packed with ammunition and apparent explosives,” reports Fox News.
The shooter shot and killed two people in the German city of Halle and injured nine others. He reportedly tried to enter the synagogue, but was unable to gain access.
“We have identified 10 Americans who were inside the synagogue at the time of the attack, all are safe and unharmed,” posted the US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell.
We have identified 10 Americans who were inside the synagogue at the time of the attack, all are safe and unharmed. https://t.co/bDP8V5mmfu
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 9, 2019
“The suspect, a German citizen who has been charged with two counts of murder and nine counts of attempted murder, planned the attack, Germany’s chief federal prosecutor Peter Frank said Thursday,” adds Fox.
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