One of the border guards recognized the 19-year-old man as one of the main perpetrators of the New Year’s Eve sex attacks in Cologne which was confirmed by subsequent verification of his personal details by German law enforcement, police added.
Now German police in Konstanz are waiting for the extradition of the suspect. Prosecutors of the Swiss city of Kreuzlingen have already issued an extradition warrant.
The Cologne sex attacks occurred on the New Year’s Eve with more than 1,100 criminal complaints, including over 480 accusations of sexual assault and several rapes. The incident sparked public outrage as police tried to hide up the scandal for several days and resulted in anti-migrant protests across the European Union.