German police detained in the district of tübingen, the alleged offender, who was wanted in the case of the poisoning of baby food in one of the supermarkets of the city of Friedrichshafen in southern Germany.
In mid-September, an unknown extortionist has sent to the leadership of the leading retail chains in Germany, including Aldi, Lidl, Edeka, Rewe, Rossman and DM, the message with a ransom demand. According to the newspaper Bild, the letter mentioned the amount of 10 million euros, reports dw.com.
Thursday, September 28, it became known that law enforcement bodies of the Federal state of Baden-württemberg are wanted extortionists who poisoned baby food in the supermarket. The store was discovered jars of baby food that had been mixed with the ethylene glycol. If the toxic liquid will get into the human body, it can cause permanent changes and even death.
The attacker, according to the investigation, demanded a large ransom and threatened to add more glycol to 20 names of products intended for sale not only in Germany but also outside the country. The term of the ultimatum expires this coming Saturday, September 30.
Poisoned products have entered the trading network on 23 September, but, as assured by the police, none of the buyers have not yet managed to acquire it.
The police have asked the public about assistance
The police have decided to ask for help to the population and distributed a composite sketch of the suspect. To him for about 50 years. He is of athletic build, dressed in a dark jacket and light cap. The picture shows that the man is wearing glasses, but the police believed it was part of his disguise.
Photo of an alleged poisoner. Author: euronews
And now, the result of a police operation detained a man, signs which coincide with the sketch. The staff of the special Commission established to investigate high-profile cases, acted with the filing of the local residents, who handed the police information about a suspicious person. After questioning, police announced that they had in the hands of the alleged offender.
At a press conference held on Thursday, September 28, representatives of the police and the Prosecutor’s office said that the threats of the blackmailer they take very seriously.