Saturday 23 October 2021
Adolescent in Gelsenkirchen stopped with an exotic knife
Gelsenkirchen (dpa / lnw) – At the main train station in Gelsenkirchen, the federal police stopped a 17-year-old on Friday evening who was carrying an illegal knife. As the authority announced on Saturday, the youngster was noticed by a patrol who then checked him on the platform. The 17-year-old carried the so-called karambit, a claw-shaped knife, in his jacket pocket. At first it was not known why he had the knife with him. The police officers seized the weapon and initiated an investigation into the violation of the weapons law.
Karambit knives are originally from Southeast Asia. In Germany they fall under the Weapons Act and may not be owned by minors.
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