1972 January, 1972 Cologne

A Cologne policeman pulls over a BMW 2000 with Berlin plates. Knowing of the Baader-Meinhof Gang’s love of BMW’s, the policeman is cautious and points his gun at the car’s driver as he asks for the driver’s registration. Andreas Baader, the car’s driver, leans over, reaches into the glove compartment and pulls out a gun — and shoots at the policeman. Baader escapes, and the cop is uninjured.