Schönleinstraße (Berlin U-Bahn)

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Schönleinstraße is a Berlin U-Bahn station located on the U8. Opened in 1928 and designed by Grenander it was shortly closed in 1945 and renamed in 1951 to Kottbusser Damm. In 1992 the station was named Schönleinstrasse again.[1]

In December 2016, Deutsche Welle reported that a group of young men "attempted murder" on a homeless person at the Schönleinstraße station by setting him on fire.[2] Two days later, the Wall Street Journal indicated seven youths were under custody.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. Meyer-Kronthaler, Berlins U-Bahnhöfe, Berlin: be.bra, 1996
  2. ^ "Berlin U-Bahn attackers try to set homeless man on fire in Christmas Eve attack". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 27 December 2016. a group attacked a homeless man with fire. Police are treating the attack as an attempted murder. 
  3. ^ ANTON TROIANOVSKI. "New Berlin Crime Adds Fuel to German Debate Over Surveillance and Immigration". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 December 2016. By Tuesday, the suspects in the case had been detained. They were asylum seekers—six from Syria and one from Libya, according to police. 
  4. ^ "Suspects in attack on Berlin homeless man turn themselves in". Retrieved 27 December 2016. A group of six men suspected of trying to set a homeless man on fire in a Berlin subway on Christmas Eve have turned themselves in to police. A seventh man, believed to be the main perpetrator, has been arrested. 
  5. ^ http://www.sueddeutsche.de/panorama/berlin-obdachloser-angezuendet-haftbefehl-gegen-sieben-verdaechtige-beantragt-1.3310600
Preceding station   Berlin U-Bahn   Following station
towards Wittenau
U8

Coordinates: 52°29′34″N 13°25′19″E / 52.49278°N 13.42194°E / 52.49278; 13.42194