Halle and Landsberg attack

anti-semitic terrorist attack in Germany

The 2019 Halle and Landsberg attack was a shooting incident that happened on 9 October 2019 in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.[1] Two people were killed, and two others were severely injured.[2][3]

Halle and Landsberg attack
LocationHalle & Landsberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Date9 October 2019 (2019-10-09)
TargetSynagogue and kebab stand in Halle
Attack type
Mass shooting
  • Homemade slam-fire shotgun,
  • Homemade submachine gun,
  • Improvised explosives
3 (including the suspect)
PerpetratorStephan Balliet[1]
MotiveAntisemitism and right-wing extremism

The suspect was arrested later the same day. He is 27-year-old German, Stephan Balliet from Saxony-Anhalt. Federal investigators called the attack a far-right and antisemitic crime.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Oltermann, Philip (9 October 2019). "'Rampage situation' as two killed in shooting in German city of Halle". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  2. "News-Briefing: Das ist über den Angriff in Halle bekannt". Der Spiegel. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019 – via Spiegel Online.
  3. "Germany synagogue shooting: Gunman kills multiple people in Halle attack". The Independent. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.