Eight people were injured in fires in Marbach. Now a suspect has been arrested. He shouted xenophobic slogans when he was arrested.

To Arson attacks on a police station, a Protestant church and a residential building early Saturday morning in Marbach am Neckar a 42-year-old suspect is in custody. A judge from the district court of Heilbronn explained the arrest warrant that the prosecutor had asked for, the police announced on Saturday evening in Ludwigsburg.

Half a million euros in damage

The man is said to have committed the attacks with Molotov cocktails, eight people were slightly injured. The background to the actions was initially unclear: the 42-year-old German reportedly used “police and xenophobic slogans” when he was arrested.

According to initial estimates, the attacks caused more than half a million euros in damage. The injured are four residents of the affected apartment building, two first aiders and two police officers.

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