The special Commission “locust” under pressure: After the brutal knife look for stitches on three women in Nuremberg, the investigators are still after the perpetrator. “We are also available on the night with strong forces”, police said, the middle of Franconia.

police had checked several persons, said a police spokeswoman. The officials will hold people to the necessary measures. “This is quite a normal investigation,” she said. A speaker according to whether people have been checked, which could look similar to the Searched – because so far there is only a vague description of him.

The unsub had attacked the women in the Nuremberg district of St. Johannis, on Thursday evening, within three and a half hours, apparently indiscriminately. The crime scenes were only a few Hundred meters away from each other.

“area is subject to increased monitoring”

Two of 26 and 34 years old women floated at times in danger of their lives. And the third victim, a 56-year-old pedestrian, had to have emergency surgery. The sudden attacks met, according to the police President of middle Franconia, Roman Fertinger, “people who were on the way home”.

At a press conference, he complained in addition, a massive increase in the number of knife attacks in his area of responsibility. Whether the Nuremberg-based Pay is a nationwide Trend, however, is not to say.

police President Fertinger

Also in the night to Saturday the search for the man continued. “The area is increasingly monitored”, said the police spokesman. Already in the course of Friday afternoon, many residents had been interviewed in addition to the attacks. The 40-member special Commission “locust” and a command staff in the police Bureau in charge.

According to the description of the first, attacked the victim it should be the suspects is a dark-blond man with stubble: 25 to 30 years old, 1.75 to 1.80 meters tall, medium build. A description of the Offender suitable man fled from a police patrol.

The officials warned: “Please be careful, the offender might still be armed with a knife.” The murder weapon is still missing, meanwhile, is still.

A connection between the perpetrator and the Victims, there is not, according to initial findings of the police. The man you’ve chosen completely at random, and before the deeds are also not addressed. Evidence of a terrorist Background, it is not the officials so far. The office of the public Prosecutor in all three cases of attempted murder.


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