Dresden, murder plans against Kretschmer: SEK leads Telegram-Hetzer


Dresden – Police officers lead a man out of a house on Rehefelder Strasse in Dresden. Daniel G. (42) is hooded and has to go to the criminal investigation department. An LKA spokesman justified it as an “identification service measure”. Daniel G. (42) is the alleged ringleader of the Telegram group “Dresden Offline Networking”, which had forged plans to murder Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (46, CDU). And apparently seriously pursued it.

According to BILD information, two crossbows and pistol parts were found at G.!

The LKA secured computers, documents, but also crossbows and pistol parts

Photo: Picxell

On Wednesday morning, 140 LKA officers, supported by the Special Operations Command (SEK), stormed five apartments in Dresden and one in Heidenau.

In focus: Daniel G. and five alleged Telegram accomplices, a woman (34) and four other men (32, 34, 45, 64). Initially, the police had only spoken of a total of five accused, now of six.

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The raid began well before sunrise

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During the raid, the 45-year-old may have committed another criminal offense. According to BILD information, he tried to oppose the raid and also insulted the officers. Accordingly, he is now also being investigated for insulting and resisting enforcement officers.

In addition to computers and documents, weapons were also seized during the searches. Among them are two crossbows that apparently do not violate the weapons law.

However, when asked by BILD, an LKA spokesman confirmed that the weapon parts that were also seized are apparently parts for assembling pistols. So far, Daniel G. has only been treated “for identification purposes.”

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“It is a clear signal: the rule of law is capable of acting,” said Interior Minister Wöller. Closed chat groups are not an anonymous space for preparing criminal offenses and do not protect against criminal prosecution. The LKA had tracked down the perpetrators of the chat group, although they had already been deleted. “Telegram must not be an unlawful area in which violent right-wing extremists can commit crimes unmolested.”

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The police seized documents, computers, but also crossbows and weapon parts

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According to a report by the ZDF magazine “Frontal” last week, death threats against Kretschmer appeared in the Telegram communications service, among other things in connection with the discussion about compulsory corona vaccination.

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A police officer on his way to one of the searched apartments

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The LKA and the General Prosecutor’s Office had then started the investigation. In the communication of the Telegram chat group and in conversations at meetings that were secretly and partly openly filmed in the Dresden area, there were statements after statements about murder plans regarding Kretschmer and other representatives of the state government.

The threats had caused outrage among politicians. Kretschmer himself had emphasized: “We have to take all legal means against such a delimitation. People who hold public office shouldn’t have to be afraid to speak up and do their job. “

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Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (46, CDU)

Photo: Jürgen Männel

In his first government statement in Berlin, Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz also sharply opposed hatred and extremist tendencies in the Corona crisis. “We will not put up with the fact that a tiny minority of uninhibited extremists are trying to impose their will on our entire society,” said the SPD politician in the Bundestag.

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Heavily armed police officers secure the stairwell in front of the apartment of one of the accused

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Scholz continues: “This tiny minority of the hateful, who attack us all with torch marches, violence and calls for murder, we will counter with all means of our democratic constitutional state.”

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An officer leaves a suspect’s home early this morning

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Evidence was seized and placed in this van

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