Charges will be pressed against a vice president of the European Parliament who allegedly called two customs officials Nazis and shouted “Heil Hitler” at Frankfurt Airport.
Jacek Protasiewicz, a Polish MEP claimed he had only drunk “two small bottles of wine” on Tuesday evening when he allegedly insulted the German officials.
Police confirmed on Thursday afternoon that charges would be pressed against the 46-year-old for making the offensive remarks, news agency DPA said.
He allegedly yelled “Heil Hitler” at a customs officer and told him he “should go to Auschwitz”. He also said “Nazi” and “Hitler” to them, the Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Eye-witnesses told Bild the politician appeared “very drunk” and took a luggage trolley from another passenger. He then insulted the customs officials and was led away by police in handcuffs.