Incident Summary:

02/21/2004: Three people were injured by a group of neo-Nazis in Pasewalk, Germany. The owner of a Greek restaurant was hit over the head by one member of the group, while his wife was injured with some sort of irritant gas. A guest was also injured. Police arrested six people. Before the attack the group threw xenophobic fliers into the restaurant.

GTD ID:
200402210002

When:
2004-02-21

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania

City:
Pasewalk

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Owners of a Greek restaurant
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Chemical
Weapon Details
The assailants used some sort of irritant gas.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information The captured individuals were thought to be Neo-Nazis. No corraborating sources were found.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 6
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
“Germany: Three Injured in Neo-Nazi Attack on Greek Restaurant,” DDP, February 22, 2004.