Duisburg: Bloody attack in the gym – 26-year-old suspect is presented to the magistrate

Six days after the bloody attack in a Duisburg gym, a 26-year-old suspect is brought before a magistrate this Monday.

Duisburg: Bloody attack in the gym – 26-year-old suspect is presented to the magistrate

Six days after the bloody attack in a Duisburg gym, a 26-year-old suspect is brought before a magistrate this Monday. The charge includes attempted murder. In the attack on Tuesday evening, four people were seriously injured with a slashing and stabbing weapon - a 21-year-old was still in mortal danger at the weekend.

So far, the Syrian, who, according to the police and public prosecutor's office, applied for asylum in Germany in April 2016, has not made himself known to the police.

Special police units arrested the suspect on Sunday night after information from two men in his Duisburg apartment near the crime scene. Two knives were seized, which investigators believe may be the murder weapon. The motive and other background to the fact were still in the dark on Sunday.

The suspect had also been searched for using photos from a surveillance camera since Friday. On Saturday afternoon, a German and a Syrian contacted the police together and gave specific information about the suspect whom they recognized in the pictures.

Of the four victims of the attack in the gym, two 24-year-olds were in hospital at the weekend in addition to the critically injured 21-year-old, but not in mortal danger. Only one 32-year-old injured person has since been released from the hospital. Whether they were accidental victims initially remained unanswered.

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