A week after the previously missing student Timothy S. was freed from an apartment in Berlin, the police arrested a second suspect.

As the police announced late Monday afternoon, the arrest had already taken place last Friday. The suspect, who had fled until then, wanted to gain access to the apartment secured by the police. It was said that he was arrested on the basis of an arrest warrant that had been issued against him.

The 22-year-old Berlin student Timothy S. was reported missing by his family at the end of July. After spending the evening of July 29 in a bar in North Neukölln, he was last seen at a Sparkasse branch in Teltow on July 30 at 3:14 a.m. After that, there was no trace of the student for a week.

On August 10, the police reported that S. had been found in a Berlin apartment a few days earlier during a police operation and had been handed over to his family’s care. The 22-year-old was held against his will. The police arrested a suspect.

Like his alleged accomplice, the 20-year-old who has now been arrested is now in custody. The two are accused of joint extortion kidnapping in combination with dangerous bodily harm and particularly severe extortion.

Both men, who have already made several appearances to the police, are said to have brought the 22-year-old to hand over his mobile phone and money at gunpoint and then threatened and used force to get him to withdraw money.

From July 30th to August 5th, the suspects are said to have held S. in the apartment in order to make further payments and withdrawals with his cards.