German newspaper suffers arson attack

German newspaper suffers arson attack


The German newspaper Hamburger Morganpost
was the target of an arson attack in the early hours of Sunday January 11th, with German
police subsequently making 2 arrests. Like many other German newspapers, Hamburger
Morganpost has printed cartoons from French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo following
the deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris just a few days before. A police spokesman said an incendiary device
was thrown at the newspaper building in the night and that two suspects had been arrested
near the crime scene because they behaved in an unusual manner. There were no people inside the building when
the attack happened. A statement on the newspapers said whether
the arson attack was connected to the Charlie Hebdo cartoons was still being investigated. State security have now taken over the investigations.

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