German Police: Onlookers Reportedly Encourage Somali Refugee’s Suicide

Berlin, – Police in the German state of Thuringia are investigating accusations that neighbors of a refugee encouraged him to jump to his death.

The 17-year-old Somali jumped from a window in a block of flats on Friday in the town of Schmoelln, one hour south of the German city of Leipzig. “We have received information that some onlookers stood by and watched this happen for a while and called on him to jump,” local mayor Sven Schrade told local broadcaster MDR.

The comments are now being investigated, local police confirmed to (dpa). The teenager was believed to be undergoing psychiatric treatment and had gone on a rampage in the building before he jumped to his death.

Source: Qatar News Agency