Friday, February 22, 2019
5 stabbing attacks in Germany on the same day
Earlier this week 5 stabbing attacks occurred on the same day in different German cities, with several hospitalised and at least 2 migrant suspects in connection with the attacks. The attacks have generated considerable media attention in Germany, where this level of violence once was rare.
The 1st attack which started with a dispute at a local bar, happened in Cologne at around 4:40 am Sunday. As the dispute became more aggressive, one of the men involved stabbed another man several times, forcing him to require emergency surgery to save his life, German newspaper Bild reports.
Police later said they arrested a 26-year-old in connection with the case and that both of the individuals involved at the time were heavily intoxicated.
In the town of Lingen in Lower Saxony, another attack took place involving a 44-year-old woman who was dragged off her bicycle by 2 men and injured with a knife. The men soon fled the scene after the woman cried out for help.
Police in the area say they're investigating the attack as a possible attempted homicide but haven't been able to identify the 2 attackers beyond claiming them to be adolescents.
Another woman, an 18-year-old, was attacked in Nuremberg at around 5 am after meeting up with her friends in what's believed to have been a random act of violence. The victim later gave a description to police who soon arrested a 25-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker in connection with the knife attack.
Another man described as having an Arabic background is wanted by police for a stabbing in Mülheim an der Ruhr along with four other suspects. The victim claimed that he had been lured to the site of the stabbing by an acquaintance and was then attacked on arrival.
The suspect in the final knife attack in Frankfurt, a 19-year-old, phoned the police and gave himself up after he is alleged to have been involved, along with seven others, in the stabbing of a 22-year-old who was hospitalised.
The attacks come just 2 months after 3 women were stabbed in Nuremberg and just over a month after an Afghan migrant stabbed a pregnant 25-year-old Polish woman killing her unborn child in the process.
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