BERLIN (AP) – A 29-year-old Afghan hound in Germany attacked and seriously injured a 58-year-old landscape gardener who worked in a Berlin park, allegedly because he did not like the fact that she worked as a woman, the police said on Sunday with.
The attack in the Wilmersdorf district occurred on Saturday afternoon, and a 66-year-old passer-by who tried to help the woman was seriously injured.
According to the police, the attacker, whose identity was not specified in accordance with German data protection laws, approached the woman and spoke to her. Then he suddenly pulled out a knife and stabbed her several times in the neck. He also attacked the man who was trying to help the woman. The identity of the victims was also not disclosed.
The Berlin attorney general announced on Sunday that the perpetrator had been arrested for attempted murder and serious assault.
Police said in a statement that the suspect may have a mental illness. But the public prosecutor’s office and the criminal police are also investigating him on suspicion that his attack could have been Islamistically motivated.
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