German Newspaper that Republished Charlie Hebdo Cartoons Attacked by Arsonists; No One Injured
HAMBURG, GERMANY—January 12, 2015—Following the deadly terrorist attacks in France last week that targeted journalists from the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo, as well as three hostages in a grocery store, arsonists on Sunday attacked the editorial office of the Hamburger Morgenpost, a German newspaper that republished the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, NBC News reported.
According to a statement by the Hamburg Police, a 35-year-old and a 39-year-old man were taken into custody in connection with the attack. Police did not specify whether more assailants might be on the loose. Rocks and an "incendiary device" were thrown into the windows of the newspaper's office early Sunday morning, the police report said.
No one was injured in the attack but several files were damaged.
According to the Associated Press, it has not been determined if the arson attack was directly related to the republishing of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, but other German newspapers that republished the cartoons were under police protection on Sunday.