We learned about this incident with regret and horror and we are in contact with the competent Berlin Criminal Office and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Berlin, informed the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs in connection with the car arson of an employee of the Polish embassy.
The German foreign ministry also asked for “understanding that we cannot provide any information on the state of the investigation. It is also being investigated whether this crime was politically motivated”.
Berlin police reported that “around 2.30 am (Monday to Tuesday), a 45-year-old witness heard a loud bang and saw a bright glow on Fritz-Wildung-Strasse. He recognized a burning Opel Astra. Firefighters extinguished the flames, which caused significant damage to the car. Nobody was injured. At present there are no signs of the crime being politically motivated. The Chief of the State Criminal Police Fire Department in Schmargendorf (Berlin district) has taken over the investigation into the suspected deliberate arson of an embassy vehicle.”
The burned car was marked as diplomatic, the embassy spokesman Dariusz Pawłoś informed PAP on Tuesday. The car “had a CD sticker (Fr. corps diplomatique, diplomatic corps),” he said.
The incident took place at 14 Fritz-Wildung-Strasse in the west of Berlin. The matter is constantly investigated by the relevant services.