Arnstadt (dpa/th) - An unknown person suddenly attacked a family on the way home in Arnstadt. The man hit the 43-year-old father on Saturday night, the police said on Sunday. The 39-year-old mother, who tried to intervene, was thrown to the ground. It was only when the 13-year-old daughter dialed the emergency number that the man left her parents and fled.
The father was reportedly slightly injured, the woman complained of back and pelvic pain. Both were taken to the hospital for examination. A first search for the perpetrator was unsuccessful. Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack shortly after midnight. He is being charged with assault and property damage.