Po­lice probe al­leged en­cour­age­ment for fa­tal jump

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Ger­man po­lice say they’re in­ves­ti­gat­ing al­le­ga­tions that on­look­ers en­cour­aged a teenage So­mali mi­grant to jump from an apart­ment block, but of­fi­cers at the scene heard noth­ing of the kind and they’ve yet to find any solid ev­i­dence. The boy, who had just re­turned from a psy­chi­atric clinic, jumped on Fri­day in the eastern town of Sch­moelln, suf­fer­ing fa­tal in­juries. Mayor Sven Schrade said yes­ter­day he’d heard in­for­ma­tion that “there were ap­par­ently shouts like ‘go on, jump!’” Thuringia state po­lice said yes­ter­day that po­lice and fire of­fi­cers at the scene had heard noth­ing like that, and no one had re­ported such calls to po­lice. They said that, af­ter Schrade’s com­ments, a woman told them she’d heard of some­one say­ing some­thing that could be in­ter­preted as en­cour­age­ment to jump.

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