Remember the 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack, which ISIS claimed responsibility for? It’s hard to keep track. It was the attack in which a man drove a massive truck into a busy crowd at Christmas time.
The man, a Tunisian illegal immigrant who was able to elude police for months as he traversed Europe and incited riots at migrant holding centers, killed 12 people that day. He injured 56. After his bloody murder streak, he was able to make it to Italy before a policeman shot him.
While the jihadist is dead, his legacy apparently lives on. On Sunday, a few of his friends led a failed attack on a half-marathon in Berlin.
In a statement, police said: “There were isolated indications that those arrested, aged between 18 and 21 years, were participating in the preparation of a crime in connection with this event.”
The terrorists were planning to use knives for the foiled attack.
When asked about the suspects, police spokesman said that “they were very vague indications, but because of the high threat level we immediately started with our police searches and arrests. But at the moment there are no really concrete indications that an attack on the Berlin half-marathon was foreseen.”
Thankfully, the plot was foiled, and no one was injured or killed.
Thankfully, the plot was foiled, and no one was injured or killed. Of course, the four people who died and the 30 who were injured in Münster, Germany on Saturday, mowed down by a car that hit a crowd of people, were not so lucky.