Stephan Balliet Bio
Stephan Balliet is identified as the suspect who shot dead two-person live stream his video of shooting near a synagogue in Halle Germany. Stephan Balliet was later arrested after trying to flee in a taxi, according to German media.
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) October 9, 2019
Who is Stephan Balliet
In the evening German interior minister told media, Stephan Balliet shooting is appeared to be an anti-Semitic attack, possibly motivated by right-wing extremism, while Chancellor Angela Merkel offered her ‘deep sympathy’.
Stephan Balliet Age
He is 27 years old.
Stephan Balliet German synagogue Suspect Shooter\
27 year old neo-nazi behind the shooting going by the name of Stephan Balliet. Nice bait tho pic.twitter.com/Ct0jjh9M5t
— VoyD Køni (@taudom12) October 9, 2019
Stephan Balliet is a shooter who shot dead at least two people at a German synagogue ranted about feminism, immigration, and the Holocaust before he shot two people dead in an anti-Semitic rampage on Judaism’s holiest day today. Stephan Wears military fatigues and a helmet camera after shot dead two-person women and men, he tried to flee and use the hand grande and other explosive but the brave germon forces arrested him.
After firing further gunshots in the road and returning briefly to the kebab shop, he drives around calling himself a ‘loser’ before abandoning the vehicle.
According to German media, he commandeered a taxi by shooting the driver and made it around 40 miles away to Werschen before a collision with a lorry held him up and he was arrested.
Stephan Balliet Victims
He shot dead a woman in the street after failing to get inside the synagogue where around 80 people were praying after the gunman drove to a kebab shop close to the synagogue before opening fire a second time and shot dead a second man.
At least two other people were injured in the rampage and were having surgery on their gunshot wounds on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.
Stephan Balliet Yom Kippur Live Stream Video
BREAKING: PDF document, appearing to be manifesto of #Halle #Germany attacker Stephan Balliet, emerges online, showing pictures of the weapons and ammunition he used and reference to his live stream. States objective to “kill as many anti-whites as possible, Jews preferred.” pic.twitter.com/IpYqY75ywW
— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) October 9, 2019
Stephan Balliet live-streamed the attack in Halle on Yom Kippur today, during which he threw a grenade into a Jewish cemetery and left explosives near the synagogue after failing to force his way inside.
Video taken outside the shop shows him firing what appears to be a shotgun into the street and his face is then revealed as he walks back up the road.
In the 35-minute video he bemoaned his failure to get inside the synagogue and talked about the Holocaust, women’s rights and immigration, blaming ‘the Jew’ as the root of various problems.
Witnesses said the attacker also used a submachine gun during the attack and threw a grenade into the Jewish cemetery after shooting at the door of the synagogue to no effect.
Improvised explosive devices were also left outside the front of the synagogue as the terrified congregation barricaded themselves inside.
Footage of the attack appeared on live-streaming site Twitch, although it is not yet clear whether the gunman posted it there himself.
German synagogue Shooting
‘The brutality of the attack surpasses everything we have seen in recent years and is a deep shock for all Jews in Germany. The fact a synagogue was not protected by police on a holiday like Yom Kippur is a scandal.’
The German leader offered ‘deep sympathy’ for the victims’ families, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said, adding her ‘thanks to all the security forces who are still on the scene’.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also condemned today’s attack, saying it was ‘a new expression of anti-Semitism on the rise in Europe’.
Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said it was a ‘deep shock for all Jews in Germany’.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Stephan Balliet is a Shooter wearing military fatigues and a helmet camera shot two people dead near a synagogue in Halle
- He left explosive devices and threw a grenade into a Jewish cemetery after failing to get inside the synagogue
- During the 35-minute live-stream, the suspect talked about the Holocaust, feminism, and immigration
- The attacker, named in German media as 27-year-old Stephan Balliet, was arrested after trying to flee in a taxi
- German authorities said it appeared to be an anti-Semitic attack, possibly motivated by far-right extremism
- Attack happened on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, which is traditionally spent fasting and praying