Presumed German Terrorist Is Killed
VIENNA, Austria (AP) _ A presumed member of the former German terrorist Red Army Faction was shot and killed in a shootout with Austrian police, a senior police official said.
Ewald Bachinger said Horst Ludwig Meyer was killed and his identity was established with the help of fingerprints, the Austria Press Agency reported.
Meyer was said to have been involved in assassination and other attacks in the 1980s carried out by the Red Army Faction, which has since disbanded.
An Austrian policewoman asked Meyer and a female companion for identification Wednesday after a resident said they appeared suspicious.
Meyer and the woman disarmed the policewoman, then tried to escape on foot. Police caught up with the couple, killing Meyer in a shootout. One policeman was shot in the knee and upper thigh.
Meyer’s companion, who is also suspected of being a member of the Red Army Faction, was arrested.
Michael Sika, Austria’s director for public security, said today she was identified as Andrea Martina Klump, 43. She was being sought in connection with the 1989 murder of Alfred Herrhausen, a senior executive of Germany’s Deutsche Bank.