Knife attack in Würzburg: the attacker is brought before the judge


Knife slaughter in Würzburg: With a knife in hand, a 24-year-old Somali ran through Würzburg city center on Friday afternoon, stabbing passers-by at random. Three people barged through the attack.

The perpetrator was in the hospital after being shot through the thigh. Then on Saturday he was brought before the judge in a police car at the Würzburg district court.

The man’s lawyer, Hanjo Schrepfer, told BILD: “The accused has been arrested for three times murder and six times attempted murder, he is now in custody.”

The doctors do not assume that there is an “acute risk to oneself or others”. Schrepfer: “He’s on his way to JVA, which also has a psychiatric department.”

According to BILD information, the Munich Public Prosecutor’s Office has now taken over the investigation in cooperation with the Bavarian State Criminal Police Office.

“He has not yet got into the matter. The fact is currently inexplicable, it will have to be clarified what the motive is. He’s so stable after shooting through the thigh, ”said the defender.

The Somali stabbed people he did not know for no reason in downtown Würzburg on Friday afternoon. Three died and five were seriously injured. There were also at least two slightly injured people. So far it is unclear whether the previously mentally suspicious man acted for Islamist motives or was confused during the bloody act.

Security circles said on Saturday that the young man had made a statement during his interrogation that suggested religious fanaticism.



According to his lawyer Schrepfer, the 24-year-old perpetrator has not yet made a statement about his attack in WürzburgPhoto: Joerg Voelkerling

Passers-by stood in his way

Before the arrest, passers-by film the suspect. Short videos are mainly used in social networks. An unknown man in a blue T-shirt tried to overpower the attacker with a broom. Others had grabbed wooden chairs to keep the perpetrator at bay. A man threw a bag at the 24-year-old.

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