Girl killed, one other badly injured in Germany knife assault


BERLIN — German police mentioned a 14-year-old woman died and a 13-year-old woman was critically injured after they had been attacked by a person with a knife on their solution to faculty Monday.

Police within the southwestern metropolis of Ulm mentioned first responders resuscitated the older woman earlier than she was rushed to a hospital following the assault at about 7:30 a.m. within the close by city of Illerkirchberg.

“Despite all efforts by the doctors she died there,” police mentioned in a press release. The youthful woman stays within the hospital with severe however not life-threatening accidents, they mentioned. Each victims had German citizenship.

A 27-year-old man was arrested by officers inside a refugee shelter close to the scene of the assault. The person, who was discovered with accidents and a knife, is of Eritrean origin, police mentioned. Two different males additionally had been detained.

Investigators had been attempting to find out a motive for the assault and whether or not the suspect and the ladies knew one another earlier than it occurred.

Germany’s high safety official expressed shock on the assault.

“I grieve with the girl who was killed and hope fervently that the injured recovers her health,” Inside Minister Nanct Faeser mentioned on Twitter. “My thoughts are with their families at this time.”

Of their assertion, police urged individuals to chorus from stoking suspicion towards refugees, asylum-seekers and different foreigners.

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