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Riem, Germany: A Syrian migrant wielding a knife was arrested by a Bavarian Special Unit

An altercation between asylum-seekers at a shelter for migrants in Riem, Bavaria on Sunday night ended with one of the men drawing a knife. The police were called to the shelter on Joseph-Wild Street. Since a weapon was involved, a Special Unit was dispatched to the scene.

When the officers arrived, the 27-year-old Syrian threatened them with his knife. The police then drew their sidearms and threatened to fire if the man did not surrender his weapon. The man then fled to a park some 200 meters away; when he was pursued by the police, he put his knife under his throat and threatened to commit suicide. Another Syrian from the shelter assisted the officers by communicating with him in his native language, and they were able to convince him to drop the knife.

The man was later transferred to a psychiatric facility.

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