After knife attack in Erfurt: police arrest suspects

Dhe police arrested a man who is said to have injured two people with a knife in Erfurt. After a large-scale manhunt, the police arrested a 32-year-old suspect in his apartment in Erfurt. The man was known for violent and property crimes and had already had psychological problems in the past, the police said on Monday. The officers found the suspect injured in his home. It was said that he probably inflicted the injuries himself.

The man is suspected of attacking and injuring two men with a knife in Erfurt on Monday morning, according to the police. The attacker then fled, the police said on Monday. The two victims are 45 and 68 years old.

The police initially gave no information about the severity of the injuries. The two men came to the hospital, but are not critically injured, as a police spokeswoman said.

The fugitive was first searched for with a helicopter, later a dog was used. According to the police, several reports from the population about the incident were received on Monday.

The police have not yet been able to provide any information about the background to the crime. According to the spokeswoman, the two attacked could not be heard on the facts because they were under medical treatment. So it is also unclear whether the perpetrator and victim knew each other or were in any way related to each other.

On Friday, a 24-year-old Somali in Würzburg, Bavaria, stabbed three women with a knife and injured seven other people – five of them life-threatening. He has been arrested and is on remand.

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