Shortly after 9 am on August 9, 1989, a West African immigrant named Frederic Otomo and two West German police officers died on a Stuttgart overpass, during what should have been a routine arrest. After a tense confrontation, Otomo attacked and stabbed five officers with a bayonet blade before being shot to death. Otomo, a political refugee from Cameroon, was wanted by police in connection with a minor altercation on a tram three hours earlier; a ticket conductor claimed Otomo's ticket was no longer valid, but Otomo refused to exit the train. A scuffle broke out, and Otomo allegedly assaulted the inspector before fleeing. Very little is known about what actually tran...