Bonn (dpa / lnw) - After attacks on firefighters and police officers on New Year's Eve in Bonn, the investigators identified eight suspects. On Friday morning, the apartments of the 16 to 19-year-old young men in the Medinghoven and Duisdorf districts were searched, the police said. The search focused on possible evidence such as cell phones and clothing. A 17-year-old was slightly injured in the operation.
The suspects are said to have largely planned and carried out the attacks on the emergency services and arranged to meet in a chat group. The first indications of those allegedly involved came after the provisional arrest of a 19-year-old shortly after the crime. A leaflet campaign and the call to upload videos of the crime to the police information portal gave further clues.
State security is investigating, among other things, for serious breaches of the peace, attempted dangerous bodily harm, arson and property damage.