A woman and a child were injured in an act of violence in the area of a primary school in Esslingen near Stuttgart in the morning. According to the police, the alleged perpetrator has not yet been caught. It is also possible that he is still on the school premises, said a police spokesman. The police also used a helicopter for the large-scale operation.
According to the spokesman, children are currently being looked after in the school during the Baden-Württemberg Pentecost holidays. However, it is not clear whether the two victims were attacked in or near the school in the morning and whether they belonged to holiday care.
According to the "Bild" newspaper, the man was armed with a knife. The woman and a seven-year-old girl suffered severe stab wounds. The spokesman neither denied nor confirmed this. The investigations are still at an early stage. The police were initially unaware of a motive for the crime, nor of the relationship between the woman and the child and the perpetrator.