Germany - 3 Women Stabbed In Nuremberg, Manhunt For Attacker
In the German city of Nuremberg, three women were stabbed in the street in a timespan of a few hours apart yesterday night. The stabbings took place close together in the Sankt Johannis district, in the northeast of the city. The police are convinced that it is the same perpetrator in all three cases.
The first victim was a 56-year-old woman, who was stabbed in her upper body by eight thirty. The emergency services brought the seriously injured woman to the hospital, where the doctors immediately operated her.
Around 11 pm a man then stabbed multiple times with a knife into the chest of a 26-year-old woman. Not much later, he also injured a 34-year-old woman. Just like the 56-year-old victim, these women were also mortally wounded and were operated at the hospital as a matter of urgency.
The wanted suspect would be between 25 and 30 years old. He wore, according to the women, an orange sweatpants and a black coat and is 1.75 to 1.80 meters tall.
For the time being, the investigators cannot yet prove that it is the same perpetrator, but the chance is real, police reported yesterday evening. A police spokesman said they do not assume "that it is a terrorist act."
Knife attacks have gathered pace in Germany in the last few years. Only in 2018, there were already a few such events.
In May, a female police officer traveling on a high-speed train was stabbed by a knifeman who then afterward attacked a male passenger who came to her aid. The perpetrator was later shot by the police officer. The motive behind the stabbing was unclear but the German government ruled out terrorism.
End of August, an asylum seeker traveled from Germany to the Dutch capital Amsterdam and stabbed two American tourists. The attacker was afterward shot by police. In this case, Dutch police did confirm a terrorist motive.