But Erik Ohlenschlager, public prosecutor in Bamberg, said there was no evidence the attacker had been in contact with Daesh, though he said the flag the young man appeared to have painted suggested he had developed a sympathy for the group.
Ohlenschlager said the attacker, who had learned Saturday that a friend of his had died in Afghanistan, struck his victims with full force in the body and head, adding: "The injuries are very bad." Two victims were in a critical condition.
The suspect boarded the regional train after 9pm near the Bavarian city of Wuerzburg with an axe and a knife concealed in a bag, according to Bamberg prosecutor Erik Ohlenschlager
. He said the suspect had learned on Saturday that a friend had died in Afghanistan, but did not immediately give more details about the possible link.
(4.) Bohles H, Arndt S, Ohlenschlager
U, Beeg T, Gebhardt B, Sewell AC.
Although traps have been exonerated on the basis of absence of wrongfulness or mens rea, one could infer from the judge's remarks in S v Ohlenschlager
(40) that he does not agree with this method of crime investigation.