Several weeks ago a visitor to the town hall (Rathaus) in Oberursel attacked the people working there with a knife. Only a day later I read that it was believed an attack might take place at a grammar school in Frankfurt.
It’s not that these things don’t happen in Germany, but these two were too close for comfort – I even had a meeting the very next day at the town hall to attend!
It made me wonder if this sort of violence was on the increase. Were these one-off attacks or threats? I often read the local news and even the police press releases and can’t remember anything on quite this scale for a long time.
And yes, it worries me. (more…)