Frankfurt/Main (dpa/lhe) - After an attack on police officers with an iron bar, a 27-year-old man in Frankfurt was sentenced to seven years in prison. In its verdict on Wednesday, the regional court assumed, among other things, two attempts at manslaughter and dangerous bodily harm. It also referred the mentally disturbed man to a clinic. The two officers, one of whom suffered traumatic brain injury, were awarded damages. The verdict is not yet legally binding.
After arguments with his wife, the accused was initially expelled from the shared apartment and moved to a men's hostel in Frankfurt-Höchst. There was a police operation there in June 2021 after a bicycle was stolen, during which the 27-year-old attacked an officer and his colleague with an iron bar.
While the policeman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, the officer managed to incapacitate the attacker with a well-aimed kick. He had confessed to all of the crimes in court, but nonetheless demanded a suspended sentence. In the verdict, the jury chamber assumed limited criminal responsibility. A psychiatric expert had recommended this in his report.