A 37-year-old man is said to have attacked his pregnant ex-wife with a hammer in Berlin. On Saturday evening he is said to have first smashed a patio door to get into her apartment in the Friedrichsfelde district, the police said. The 30-year-old woman and her 36-year-old partner tried to flee, but the perpetrator is said to have caught up with his ex-wife in the hallway and pulled her to the ground. He is said to have struck her stomach and head with the hammer.
A resident of the house rushed to help the 30-year-old, so the women managed to snatch the hammer out of the man's hand. The 30-year-old suffered minor injuries to her arms, legs and smoke and was treated as an outpatient at the hospital. The man fled the house but was arrested a short time later.
The 37-year-old is being investigated for dangerous bodily harm, attempted abortion, property damage and trespassing. He also injured himself when he smashed in the terrace door and had to be treated. He also had blood drawn on suspicion of using drugs. After police action, he was released. The police did not provide any information about his motive.