In the case of knife attacks on three women in Nuremberg, the police have taken a suspect into custody. The man was due to a DNA-matching strongly suspect, – stated in a communication from the authorities. The 38-Year-old sitting as a result, since a Saturday afternoon in detention.

the arrest the police, in close cooperation with the public Prosecutor’s office Nuremberg-Fürth. “We can definitely say that no Vorbeziehung between the suspects and one of the three victims”, said a police spokeswoman.

for More Details of the case, the investigators are not informed yet. Representatives of the authorities, as well as Bavarian interior Minister Joachim Herrmann would announce at a press conference at noon on Sunday, more backgrounds.

On Thursday evening, had stabbed an as-yet-unknown attackers within a few hours, to a total of three women in the Franconian city and each of the upper body badly injured. The crime scenes were only a few Hundred meters away from each other.

the scene of the crime in the Nuremberg district of St. Johannis

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”.

The police used the 40-member special Commission “locust” and published a description of the Offender based on the information of a victim. Finally, the investigators had reviewed according to its own information of several persons and so-called Profiler turned on. In this case, the analyst will create, on the basis of the Facts, a profile of the offender. Police President Fertinger had said on Friday that they “have some people in focus”.

In the vicinity of the three crime scenes, officials were looking for the murder weapon – an “engraving tool”, as was recently the lead detective Aldi rector Thilo Bachmann said: “I wouldn’t necessarily take the word knife in the mouth.” Maybe the attacker had thrown away the gun.

The offender selected his victims according to the police, though probably by accident, and before the deeds are also not addressed. Evidence of a terrorist Background, it is not the officials; the office of the public Prosecutor in all three cases of attempted murder.


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