A young man has provoked a large police operation and riots in Stuttgart. The 18-year-old called the 911 last night and said that he had been injured with a stabbing wound, police reported on Sunday. When the first police car crews arrived in the street Büchsenstrasse at 2 a.m., the officers noticed that the young man was uninjured. The 18-year-old pretended his emergency call was a joke. When the officers wanted to record his personal details for simulating a crime, tumultuous scenes had erupted. The young man with dark skin had fought back fiercely, so that police brought him to the ground and put handcuffs on him. In the meantime, several hundred bystanders had appeared and surrounded the officers. Among other things, the policemen had been insulted as racists. A spokesperson for the Stuttgart police said that “these are conditions like in the USA” could often be heard by the crowd. About 30 police car crews had been necessary to get the situation under control. According to initial investigations, the Stuttgart police headquarters assumes that the young man caused the situation intentionally. The criminal investigation department has taken over the investigation and is also evaluating the recordings of the body cams of the officers on duty. Witnesses of the incident are asked to contact the criminal investigation department by calling 0711/8990-5778.