So far there have been 73 suspects identified in the investigation of the New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne. According to Cologne prosecutor Ulrich Bremer, most are from North Africa.
“The overwhelming majority of persons fall into the general category of refugees,” Bremer told The Associated Press, saying recent reports describing only three of the suspects as refugees were “total nonsense.”
The suspects include 30 Moroccans, 27 Algerians, 4 Iraqis, 3 Germans, 3 Syrians, 3 Tunisians, 1 Libyan, 1 Iranian and 1 Montenegran.
A total of 1,075 criminal complaints have been filed stemming from the NYE assaults, including 467 of sexual crimes ranging from insults to rape.