Shortly before the G7 summit: police cars burn in the middle of the Munich Regional

Munich – The G7 summit in Bavaria has not even started yet – cars are on fire!

Shortly before the G7 summit, eight police cars caught fire in Munich.

All federal riot police team buses were on Main Street in the Gasteig Cultural Center in the Haidhausen district early Wednesday morning.

Forensic officer in front of a burned out police car

A forensic scientist in front of one of the burned-out police vans

Photo: Matthias Balk / dpa

According to a police spokesman, they parked in their own parking zone – in front of the hotel, where the rescue services for the G7 summit were staying. Investigators, of course, assume arson.

The windows and body are stained and dirty

The windows and body are stained and dirty

Photo: Matthias Balk / dpa

Shortly after the crime, the police searched for the perpetrators and the helicopter – unsuccessfully. Investigators examined a completely burned-out police van.

Seen on the street: burnt helmets.

Burnt helmets lie on the street

Photo: Matthias Balk / dpa

Officials estimated the damage at six sites. No one is hurt.

The G7 summit is scheduled for June 26-28 at Schloss Elmau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

The Heads of State and Government of the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Canada will meet under Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD).

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