Wacken 2022: Visitors damaged Bundeswehr tanks – description of the perpetrator is questionable

08/06/2022 at 9:49 p.m

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Wacken 2022 is nearing the end. And while the festival visitors are still listening to the last bands, the local police are already summarizing the operational situation at the W:O:A (Wacken Open Air).

Accordingly, there were only a few criminal offenses Wacken 2022. However, the report about a damaged Bundeswehr vehicle is sensational. The description of the perpetrator is just as questionable as the act itself.

Wacken 2022: Visitors damage armored personnel carriers

Before the visitors were able to enjoy the surprise appearance of Amon Amarth on Thursday evening (August 4th), there was a small incident at the Bundeswehr careers meeting on the festival grounds in the afternoon.


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At around 3:40 p.m., a group of visitors inspected an armored personnel carrier and were also allowed to stay in the vehicle. One person left the group unnoticed to secretly trigger a Halon extinguishing system.

Wacken 2022: Police are looking for a tank saboteur

The small incident caused considerable damage, which should amount to around 15,000 euros. Halon or bromochlorodifluoromethane is a chemical compound that is also used in special fire extinguishers that are used in fires in electrical systems, for example.


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Now the culprit is being sought. However, the description of a member of the Bundeswehr is questionable. A man of about 25 years of age, estimated to be 1.85 meters tall, with European appearance is wanted. He wore a black Wacken top, short shorts, mirrored sunglasses and a cap that said “Motorhead”.

Anyone who has ever been to Wacken Open Air should know that not just one person fits this description. “The police in Itzehoe will receive information about him on telephone number 04821 6020.”

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Source: Derwesten

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