September 17, 2014
A German investigator says the pistol used by the suspect in the slaying of two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport malfunctioned during the attack, preventing further loss of life.
Prosecutor Rainer Griesbaum told reporters Friday that suspect Arid Uka has confessed that he went to the Frankfurt airport Wednesday specifically to kill Americans "as revenge for the American mission in Afghanistan."
He says Uka shot one airman in the back of the head outside the bus, then ran on board and shot the driver in the head, killing both.
After shooting and injuring two more airmen he pointed the pistol at the head of a third and pulled the trigger twice, but the weapon jammed.
Uka then fled and his would-be victim gave chase and caught him in the airport terminal.
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