Because he stabbed a police officer with a knife, the police are investigating a 79-year-old man from Uelzen for attempted manslaughter. Since the officer was wearing a protective vest, she was unharmed, a police spokesman said on Monday. The act was preceded by a physical attack by the 79-year-old against a taxi driver who brought the senior and other family members home on Sunday night after a Christmas party. Heavily intoxicated, the senior choked the driver while driving. The son, who was also drunk, kicked the driver. The driver was slightly injured.
When the alerted police officers arrived at the family home, they saw the son behind the wheel of another car, which he was probably trying to move. The man fled from the officers into the apartment building, the police officers followed him. There, the 49-year-old attacked the officers, who used pepper spray. The 79-year-old grabbed a knife with a blade length of 25 centimeters and tried to stab the police officer in the stomach.
After other emergency services arrived, the 79-year-old was provisionally arrested. He was found to have an alcohol level of more than 1.2 per mille. Due to an injury, he was initially not liable and was taken to a hospital. The 49-year-old was released after police action. Police are also investigating assault, resisting law enforcement officers, damaging property and driving under the influence of alcohol.