Asy­lum-seek­ers ques­tioned in at­tempt to set va­grant ablaze

The Washington Times Daily - - WORLD - — Dou­glas Ernst

Sur­veil­lance video in Schoen­lein-strasse cap­tured a group of men on Christ­mas Day light­ing the clothes on fire of a sleep­ing man. The 37-year-old in­di­vid­ual es­caped un­harmed with the help of some good Samar­i­tans pass­ing by, but pros­e­cu­tors are eye­ing at­tempted murder charges for sus­pects as an in­ves­ti­ga­tion un­folds.

Of­fi­cials said six of the sus­pects cur­rently in cus­tody are from Syria and one is from Libya, The Associated Press re­ported Tues­day. The men’s ages range from 15 to 21 years old.

Sun­day’s crime comes just six days af­ter Tu­nisian Anis Amri, 24, killed 12 and wounded 49 oth­ers in Berlin by ca­reen­ing a truck through a Christ­mas mar­ket. The ter­ror­ist pledged al­le­giance to the Is­lamic State ter­ror group prior to dy­ing in a shootout with cops in Mi­lan, Italy, on Dec. 23.

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