Germany says shooting of U.S. airmen solo act

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 22, 2011 10:13 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - Prosecutors investigating the shooting of U.S. airmen in Germany this week said Friday the crime was the work of an individual and not a militant network.

"Preliminary evaluations and evidence show it was the act of an Islamist-inspired single perpetrator," prosecutor Rainer Griesbaum said. "There is no evidence at the moment the act was coordinated with others or that he was a member of a terrorist organization."

(Reporting by Brian Rohan)