The hostage-taker from colonn central station might have been deported at an early stage of his stay in germany.
The federal office for migration and refugees (bamf) confirmed that a takeover request could have been sent to the czech republic within three months, as the man had entered germany via this country. According to the dublin agreement, an asylum application must be filed and processed in the eu country that the refugee reaches first.
However, the takeover request failed to materialize in this case. "The reasons why the deadline for submitting a takeover request could not be met in this individual case can no longer be understood after more than three and a half years," a bamf spokesman announced. The "kolner stadt-anzeiger" had reported about the missed possibility of a deportation.