Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - After the hostage-taking in the prison in Burg, the legal policy spokesman for the state parliamentary groups are in the process of agreeing on a date for a special meeting of the legal committee. That said the chairman of the legal committee, Christian Hecht (AfD), on Tuesday of the German press agency. "We're on it." The meeting should take place as soon as possible, in any case this week, according to Hecht. Those responsible would have to explain how the hostage-taking in prison could have happened.
The state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt meets in Magdeburg on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. On the sidelines of the plenum, Minister of Justice Franziska Weidinger (CDU) could inform the members of the Legal Affairs Committee about the incident.
On Monday evening, the right-wing extremist Halle assassin, Stephan Balliet, temporarily took control of two employees in the JVA Burg. The 30-year-old was overpowered by other correctional officers inside the prison, the Justice Department said. The act lasted less than an hour.