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Refugee dad arrested for attempted murder after children thrown from window in Germany

A SYRIAN refugee father has been arrested for attempted murder in Germany suspected of throwing his three children from a window at their emergency accommodation centre.


Police received an emergency call in Lohmar in the west of Germany on Monday from a man who said he saw the children falling one by one from the first floor window of the asylum seekers’ centre.

When medics reached the scene they found two of the children with serious injuries and they were both helicoptered to a nearby hospital.

A third child, aged one, was returned to his mother after treatment for light injuries after being kept overnight in hospital for observation.

The severely injured – a five-year-old boy and his sister, seven, suffered severe head and internal trauma.

The father, a Syrian aged 35, was arrested at the scene.

A special police squad has been formed to probe the incident – one of a rising number of violent crimes among refugee families.

Police spokesman Stefan Birk said: “The man offered no resistance during his arrest.”

The accommodation centre was declared a crime scene and cordoned off and the 30 people living in the house – a former Chinese restaurant – moved elsewhere.

The Syrian family lived in a large apartment on the first floor along with other asylum seekers. Several families shared the bathroom a kitchen.

Aid workers have complained in recent weeks that a lack of space and privacy in the centres across Germany sparked


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