In Brief: Suspect in killing of CDU politician confesses, and more headlines

The suspect in the killing of CDU politician Walter Lübcke has confessed, admitting he shot Lübcke earlier this month. In other news, in Berlin and Brandenburg, police are deploying drones to help patrol traffic along the A12 Autobahn. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.


The suspect in the killing of politician Walter Lübcke has confessed to killing the CDU lawmaker. Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has confirmed, the suspect admitted to shooting Lübcke earlier this month.

The alleged right-wing extremist claims to have acted alone. Seehofer says such details are still being investigated. Lübcke was the district president of Kassel, located about 380 kilometers southwest from Berlin.


There’s a new traffic control device in operation in Berlin and Brandenburg that drivers are not likely to see in advance. Police are deploying drones to survey the A12 autobahn.

According to the Märkische Oderzeitung, already on Tuesday a drone checked vehicles for safe following distances between Briesen und Jacobsdorf. The new technology is set to be expanded on several sections of the A12.


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