A Polish court placed a Polish citizen in custody on Wednesday for attempting to murder and injure three Moroccans.
Rabat – Gniezno City Court in Western Poland has ordered that the 33-year-old Polish offender be held in custody for three months on charges of “threatening homicide of three Moroccan citizens because of racist and religious intentions.”
The prosecutor’s office in Gniezno said that the suspect “was in possession of an airgun which he used to threaten Moroccan citizens with murder and set fire on the building where they were at the time.”
The same source said that the security services, alerted by the owners of a restaurant, arrested the main defendant and a 37-year-old man who accompanied him during the attempted assault, adding that both men were under the influence of drugs.
The offender will be prosecuted for “attempting to use an airgun to harm others, threats of murder, and inflicting injury as well attempting to destroy others’ property by fire.”
He will also be prosecuted for “the violation of the physical integrity of others, racist remarks, attempts to attack police officers and obstruct their exercise.”
According to the Gniezno prosecutor, the offender faces a sentence of more than five years in prison.