Police were attacked and pelted with stones in the southern German city of Regensburg as they attempted to investigate the death of a 31-year-old woman at the migrant centre there, Deutsche Welle reported.
The incident took place at around 9 a.m. local time (0800 UTC), around 100 kilometres northeast of Munich.
Residents of the facility reportedly harassed and subsequently attacked the police, who described the atmosphere as highly charged inside the facility.
The operation to recover the woman’s body dragged out for some three hours and required enlisting the backup of 20 patrol cars and 50 police officers, as around 50 asylum-seekers obstructed police efforts.
Around noon local time, the woman's body was finally recovered and taken to a funeral home.