I suppose the scandal here is that Germany let Rafik Mohamad Yousef, a “convicted terrorist and an asylum seeker,” roam the streets of Berlin. The fact that said terrorist stabbed a German cop in the neck before another officer perforated him with a bullet or four is certainly germane. But as such things become increasingly common – and what’s the bet the trend will continue with the recent influx of Syrian migrants and refugees into Europe – excuse me for being diverted from the negligent discharge aspect of the attack, which went a little something like this [via breitbart.com] . . .
Yousef went for the female police officer as she stepped out of her patrol car, stabbing her in the neck, just above her protective clothing, The Telegraph reports.
The officer’s partner immediately drew his gun, shooting Yousef four times. Four more police vehicles arrived on the scene and one other officer is thought to have opened fire.
As well as the stab wounds, a stray bullet is thought to have struck the female officer in the kidney area. She was rushed to hospital where she received emergency surgery and is now thought to be in a stable condition.
Sympathetic fire isn’t always so sympathetic, if you know what I mean. [h/t NJ]