20-year-old threatens neighbors with machete and demolishes cars

Cochem – He was heavily armed with a machete, an iron rod, and a knife.

For example, a man in Cochem (Cochem-Zell district, Rhineland-Palatinate) threatened his neighbors on Sunday evening and then damaged nine cars and a scooter.

► What exactly happened? At around 6.30 p.m., several emergency calls were made in the Cochem-Brauheck district. The police said they were only able to stop the man briefly with a so-called distance electro-pulse device and then arrested him after a chase.

As the police announced, the 20-year-old was under the influence of alcohol and had a test of 2.1 per mille.

The young man said after the arrest that he had set a bomb in his apartment, but later retracted his statement. As a precaution, the police cleared the apartment building and searched his apartment, but nothing suspicious could be found.

According to the police, the man was charged with threats, property damage and faking a crime. He was taken to a clinic.


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