Essen (dpa / lnw) - A dispute over a parking space is said to have triggered a mass brawl with 200 to 400 clan members in Essen in June. This emerges from a paper from the Ministry of the Interior to the North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament. The massive tumult at the end of June had caused a nationwide sensation. In the days that followed, there were other smaller clashes between clan members in Essen.
The background to the dispute has not yet been fully clarified, according to the response from the North Rhine-Westphalia government to a small inquiry from the AfD in the Düsseldorf state parliament. However, it is assumed that on the afternoon of June 25, five clan members initially argued about a parking space.
In the evening, members of the extended families met in a restaurant in the Altendorf district. In the end, 200 to 400 people attacked each other. Many were reportedly armed with knives or baseball bats. Chairs and tables were also used as weapons.
A 30-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in the neck. The suspect here is a 26-year-old. The victim is said to have previously injured an opponent with a knife in the stomach.