Report: Hatchet-Wielding ‘Foreign-Born’ Man Arrested After Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ In German Christmas Market

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A 38-year-old foreign-born man was reportedly arrested Saturday after wielding a hatchet and threatening people at a Witzenhausen, Germany Christmas market.

The man shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) several times, according to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Police were called on Saturday evening around 8:30 p.m. after the man reportedly walked toward the Witzenhausen Christmas market from a pedestrian zone with his arm raised and holding a hatchet, reported Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine [HNA], a regional newspaper located in Kessel, Germany.

Several citizens reportedly felt threatened and left the area. (RELATED: German Government To Address The Millions Of Muslim Immigrants In The Country: Here’s What The Goals Are)

Police say the man was a heavily intoxicated foreign born citizen from the German town of Bornhagen. He allegedly waved the hatchet around and “addressed women inappropriately,” according to HNA. The man eventually left the Christmas market on a bicycle and was later apprehended by police.

No one was injured in the incident.

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