In Berlin, the car of a police officer from the State Criminal Police Office is set on fire. The perpetrators are said to have spied on the officer beforehand. A letter of confession on the Internet directs suspicion to the left-wing extremist scene.
A targeted arson attack was allegedly carried out by left-wing extremists on the car of a Berlin police officer from the State Criminal Police Office (LKA). The car was set on fire in front of her house in Schönefeld near Berlin on Tuesday night, wrote anonymous authors on a left-wing website. The Berlin police confirmed the case, but are being investigated in Brandenburg.
The long confession text threatens that the attack is a sign that "the anonymity of even those in charge of the repressive apparatus is never certain." You know the exact address of the woman and you could have met her "physically and more directly (...)". The woman's address, her car make, her license plate number and her parking habits are mentioned. Thousands of police officers are "in view of more than they would probably like," the text continues. They would have to reckon with "that we will also come to them".
The police officer works in the LKA in the state security department, which is responsible for politically motivated crimes, such as left-wing and right-wing extremists. In March 2022, the officer testified as a witness in the process of a police operation in the partially occupied house at Rigaer Strasse 94 in Berlin. Massive riots broke out during the operation in 2016.
The state chairman of the police union (GdP), Stephan Weh, spoke of an "incredibly perfidious" act. "This is a massive attack on the private sphere and we expect Berlin's politicians to show their colors and name this terrorism as such."