The suspected knife attacker from Brokstedt, Ibrahim A., is said to have compared himself to the assassin from Berlin Breitscheidplatz, Anis Amri, a few months before his release from Hamburg prison.
“There is not just one Anis Amri, there are several, I’m one too,” he said to staff, as the judicial authority announced at the request of the German Press Agency on Sunday. The statement from August 2022 was recorded in a so-called perception sheet in the prisoner’s personal file.
It also shows that on August 6, 2022, when preparing for the free hour in the yard, Ibrahim A. “stuttered to himself” after the perception of an employee: “Big car, Berlin, that’s the truth.” Said to another employee According to the information, he asked twice on the way to the farm whether he also wanted to “under the tires”.
According to the authorities, Ibrahim A. repeatedly stood out as verbally aggressive and inappropriate during his pre-trial detention. He also tried to emphasize his demands with insults. Apart from the incident of August 6, 2022, however, no statements were documented that could suggest an extremist connection. The rest of his execution behavior was also unremarkable in this respect.
The 33-year-old Palestinian Ibrahim A. is said to have stabbed other passengers with a knife on a regional train from Kiel to Hamburg on January 25. Two young people died and five others were injured, some seriously. A. is in custody on suspicion of double murder and attempted manslaughter in four cases. The suspect, who has multiple criminal records, had been released from custody in Hamburg just under a week earlier.
A few days before the fatal knife attack, the alleged perpetrator had been psychiatrically assessed – without any particular abnormalities being found.