Germany charges Syrian “asylum seeker” for killing that sparked Chemnitz riots

German prosecutors on Tuesday formally charged a Syrian asylum seeker with manslaughter and serious bodily harm in the killing of a German-Cuban citizen, which triggered violent protests in Chemnitz.

Prosecutors said Alaa S. had fatally stabbed the man in his arm and chest, along with another alleged perpetrator, identified as Farhad A.

Iraqi asylum seeker Farhad A. fled after the attack and remains at large. But German authorities have issued an international arrest warrant for his arrest.