Fire brigade has to get neo-Nazi Günther S.* (31) from the wall
Thurgau amok driver tries to escape from Turin jail
Günther S.* (31) from Frauenfeld TG on Lake Maggiore was arrested in October. He had rammed various cars and threatened people with a gun. Since then he has been in prison in Italy.
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The surveillance camera watched: On October 8, 2022, a shirtless man threatened passers-by and drivers at a gas station north of Arona (I). He is holding a military rifle with attached bayonets at the stop.
Myrtle MuellerOutside Reporter News
Günther S.* (31) is unstoppable. First the Frauenfelder drove amok on the Italian side of Lake Maggiore. Then he riots in custody. Now the rabid neo-Nazi is making headlines again. When trying to escape from prison, he gets stuck on the wall and has to be rescued by the fire department.
It all begins on the afternoon of October 8, 2022. Günther S. is going on a weekend trip to Italy. He crosses the border in Brissago TI by car. The Swiss freaks out on the lakeside road from Arona (I) heading north. He rams 15 cars. Four drivers are injured. Then he stops at a gas station and pulls a Schmidt Rubin K31 carbine with attached bayonets out of the car. The surveillance camera captures the scene: You can see Günther S. shirtless, pointing the gun at passers-by and drivers. At Bavona (I) the amok driver is arrested by the police.
A carabiniere recalls the arrest. “The man had the gun in his hand. I approached to seven meters. He remained motionless, staring into my eyes. I said he should drop the gun,” says Salvatore Moscato (34), “then I saw the child seat that had been thrown out of the car.”
In the neo-Nazi’s car: imperial eagle and swastika
Günther S. finally puts the rifle on the ground, falls to his knees and allows himself to be arrested. “One projectile was lying next to the rifle, others were scattered on the street, some were in his trouser pockets,” the carabiniere recalls.
In the car, the police officers found a banner with an imperial eagle and a swastika, 45 caliber 223 cartridges and other license plates with Swiss license plates. It quickly becomes clear that the neo-Nazi is on record with the Swiss authorities and has multiple criminal records. The vehicle does not belong to him, the license plates were reported as stolen. When he was arrested, Günther S. had cocaine in his blood.
Günther S. ends up in a Turin prison
The riots continue in custody. The Thurgau neo-Nazi attacks five law enforcement officers, injures them so much that they have to be treated in the hospital, as “La Stampa” reports. The man has combat experience, the assumption of the investigators. On the same day, Günther S. is transferred from Verbania (I) to a prison in Turin (I), which has a psychiatric ward. During the interrogation, the amok driver hands the examining magistrate a crazy robber’s pistol: he is a drug lord and now has to travel to Cyprus immediately to settle a deal.
Now the Thurgau is making headlines again at “La Stampa”. Last Tuesday, Günther S. climbed up the wall of the passage yard in Wing A with his bare hands. He reaches Ward C and climbs up the facade of the prison building to the third floor. The escape ends there. The Thurgau is hanging helplessly on the bars of a window and is screaming for help. The Italian fire brigade arrives with a ladder truck and takes the unruly Swiss off the wall.