NewsFatal knife attack in refugee accommodation

Fatal knife attack in refugee accommodation

An incident occurred in a shelter for refugees in the Münsterland. Apparently a man was killed there in a knife attack. The background is still unclear.

Greven – A 35-year-old resident was killed in a knife attack in an accommodation for refugees in the Münsterland.

In addition, a 43-year-old suffered serious injuries in the act in Greven, as the public prosecutor and police announced on Monday morning. The alleged perpetrator, a 25-year-old Afghan, fled and was finally discovered in an adjacent field and arrested without resistance. A helicopter was used in the search for him.

The background to the fact has not yet been clarified, it said. The responsible senior public prosecutor said: “The alleged perpetrator entered Germany in 2015 and has lived in this facility since January 2018. Possibly he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time of the crime. ”According to testimonies, he should have shouted“ Allahu Akbar ”(German: God is great) shortly before the attack. According to the police, the fatality comes from Azerbaijan. The seriously injured German was also a resident of the facility for asylum seekers and the homeless. dpa

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