Warning shots fired – Suspected human smuggler fled into the forest

Large-scale operation Thursday afternoon in Lower Austria: after several refugees were apprehended, police wanted to stop a suspected smuggler at Eichkogel in Mödling. However, the man jumped out of the car and fled into a forest. The mission is running.

Passers-by had alerted the police because a group of refugees had been abandoned by a smuggler. According to “Krone” information, the police were able to pick up about 20 refugees on site.

The search for the alleged tug was then started. A short time later, a suspicious vehicle was stopped. However, the handlebars jumped out of the car and fled to a nearby wooded area. The police immediately followed suit and fired warning shots into the ground. The fugitive has not yet been caught.

“Increased surveillance is the order of the day”
“This incident shows that increased surveillance of our borders is the order of the day,” said Hans-Stefan Hintner, Mayor of Mödling.

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