The FBI intervened because of two German soldiers on a secret mission in America, whom the officials of the hospital in Arizona thought were terrorists and were planning an attack.
German special forces are undergoing parachute training in the United States, and two of their members caused an incident in one of the hospitals, reports “Spiegel2.
The two soldiers went to the hospital on assignment to check if German special forces could be treated there if they were injured or infected with the coronavirus. However, they behaved bizarrely there, so the hospital officials thought they were terrorists, the German newspaper writes.
When hospital staff asked them to show them their documents, the soldiers, who were in civilian clothes, refused to identify themselves and showed them only the order they had received from their NATO superior.
Due to the suspicious behavior of the two Germans, the employees of the hospital called the FBI, since they were afraid that they were terrorists who came to the reconnaissance before the attack. The FBI contacted the German embassy, which had no information that German soldiers were present on US soil, because the training mission was secret, which further caused suspicion.
However, after several contacts with the German services, the situation was resolved without further incidents.
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