Knife Attack in Mannheim: Alleged Attempted Murder by Afghan-Born Suspect

A 25-year-old Afghan-born man was detained on suspicion of attempted murder following a knife attack at an anti-political Islam event in Mannheim, Germany. Six individuals, including a police officer and activist Michael Stürzenberger, were injured. The suspect, who was also wounded, had no prior police record.


PTI | Frankfurt | Updated: 01-06-2024 21:34 IST | Created: 01-06-2024 21:34 IST
Knife Attack in Mannheim: Alleged Attempted Murder by Afghan-Born Suspect
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A German court on Saturday ordered that a 25-year-old man, originally from Afghanistan, be held on suspicion of attempted murder following a knife attack in Mannheim. The attack occurred at an event organized by a group opposing 'political Islam,' leaving six individuals injured, including a police officer with life-threatening wounds.

The incident took place on Friday in Mannheim's central square. The suspect, who has resided in Germany since 2014 and has a family, was shot and wounded by police before being hospitalized. Authorities have not disclosed his citizenship status or provided a motive for the attack.

One of the group's leading figures, anti-Islamist activist Michael Stürzenberger, was among those injured. Stürzenberger posted a photo from his hospital bed, showing severe injuries. The other victims included men aged between 25 and 54, with most still receiving medical treatment.

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