How Much German Tax Payers Paid for the Wurzburg Axe Attacker Photo: Sülzi at the German language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0

How Much German Tax Payers Paid for the Wurzburg Axe Attacker

By  Thursday, 21.7.2016, 13:16    News

Merkur.de has yesterday, July 20, 2016 published an article about how much the Wurzburg train axe attacker has cost the German tax payer in the course of the past year. The 17-year old Afghan national came to Germany as an unaccompanied minor.

At first he was placed with 250 other refugees, some 60 of whom were unaccompanied minors as him, at a Kolpinghaus (a kind of hostel). He stayed there for eleven months. Accommodation and meals there have cost €145 according to merkur.de, which amounts to €47,850. Taking him into care when he first arrived has been billed €2,000, while the foster family where he stayed for two weeks would have gotten €1,200 per month. The costs amount to a total of over €50,000.

On 18 July 2016, a 17-year-old Afghan refugee injured four people seriously, two critically, with a knife and axe on a train near Wurzburg in Bavaria. A fifth person was injured outside. A spokesman for the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior was quoted as saying it was "probably" an "Islamist attack". ISIS has claimed responsibility.

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