Vandalism in St. Anna Chapel in Altshausen

Country: Germany

Date of incident: May 24, 2024

On Friday evening, May 24, an intoxicated man committed an act of vandalism and damaged the St. Anna Chapel in Altshausen. According to the police, the man went on a rampage in the chapel "like a madman". The man smashed objects, flower decorations and destroyed plaster angels. He also tore down a crucifix and ripped off the hand of a statue of a saint. The police arrested a 32-year-old suspect. According to the initial estimate, the damage amounts to 10,000 euros.

News reported that after a witness called the police, the police were able to stop the 32-year-old. According to current investigations, the man was under the influence of alcohol. Surprisingly, the media therefore concluded - despite the brutal gestures like tearing down the cross - that "there are no indications that the suspect acted out of religious beliefs or even a rejection of the Christian church".

After an initial assessment, the officers estimate the damage to be around 10,000 euros.


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