During a search on behalf of the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg, an officer of a special task force was slightly injured by a shot. According to dpa information, the official is stable and the perpetrator arrested. The action on Wednesday took place in connection with investigations in the “Reichsbürger” milieu.

At the beginning of December there was a large-scale anti-terror raid against so-called Reich citizens in several federal states, Austria and Italy. At that time, 25 men and women were arrested. In this process, the federal prosecutor also determined against 30 other people. It had always been said that it could not be ruled out that more suspects would be added over time.

“Reich citizens” are people who do not recognize the Federal Republic and its democratic structures. The Office for the Protection of the Constitution counted around 23,000 people across Germany in 2022, 2,000 more than in the previous year.