Presumed German Terrorist Is Killed
VIENNA, Austria (AP) _ A woman traveling with a suspected German terrorist killed by police is also suspected of being a member of the former Red Army Faction, officials said today.
Michael Sika, Austria’s director for public security, told the Austria Press Agency that Horst Ludwig Meyer’s female companion had been identified as Andrea Martina Klump, 43.
Meyer was killed Wednesday and his identity was established with the help of fingerprints, the Austria Press Agency reported. Meyer was believed to have been involved in assassinations and other attacks in the 1980s carried out by the since-disbanded Red Army Faction.
The German federal prosecutor’s office, in a statement, said it would seek Klump’s transfer on ``suspicion of membership in a terrorist organization,″ and at least one attempted terrorist attack on a discotheque in Rota, Spain, on July 17, 1988.
An Austrian policewoman asked Meyer and a female companion for identification Wednesday after a resident said they appeared suspicious.
Meyer and Klump disarmed the policewoman and tried to escape on foot. Anti-terrorist police caught up with the couple, killing Meyer in a shootout. One policeman was shot in the knee and upper thigh.
Klump was apparently unarmed.