Incident Summary:

09/29/2016: An assailant with a club attacked Joachim Kebschull in Oersdorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Kebschull, the local mayor, was wounded in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to a neo-Nazi group.

GTD ID:
201609290020

When:
2016-09-29

Country:
Germany

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Schleswig-Holstein

City:
Oersdorf

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Oersdorf
Specific Description Mayor: Joachim Kebschull
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
A club was used in the attack.
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Neo-Nazi extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Small town mayor beaten up for plan to house refugees," The Local Germany, September 30, 2016.
"German mayor beaten up by mob after expressing support for asylum seekers ," Telegraph, September 30, 2016.
"German mayor is clubbed unconscious 'by Neo-Nazis' moments before local planning meeting on a new refugee complex - as 50 asylum seekers riot in Berlin and ransack migrant centre," Mail Online UK, September 30, 2016.