Five injured in Kressbronn: dead in knife attack in refugee accommodation

During the night, a man attacked many residents of the refugee accommodation in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Five injured in Kressbronn: dead in knife attack in refugee accommodation

During the night, a man attacked many residents of the refugee accommodation in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Five were also injured in Kressbronn. A man dies, five other people are injured. The motive is unclear, the suspect probably stabs his victims indiscriminately.

A roommate of the man was killed in a knife attack by a resident in an asylum seeker accommodation on Lake Constance, and five other people were injured, some seriously. The 31-year-old suspect from Nigeria is said to have knocked on the doors of several rooms in the accommodation in Kressbronn (Bodenseekreis) on Monday night and then indiscriminately stabbed those present with a knife, a police spokesman said.

The dead man is a 38-year-old Syrian. Four women between the ages of 28 and 34 and a 37-year-old man were injured. They are probably roommates, a police spokesman said. But he couldn't say for sure. One of the injured was taken to a hospital by rescue helicopter. The other injured were taken to hospital by ambulance.

The suspect was also slightly injured in the incident, according to the information. These injuries were probably due to his own actions, the spokesman said. The suspect allowed himself to be arrested by the officers without resistance in front of the asylum seeker's accommodation. The motive and the exact sequence of events are still unclear. The Friedrichshafen criminal police are now also investigating the extent to which the alleged perpetrator and the injured person knew each other. Forensic experts secured evidence at the scene of the crime until the morning. A magistrate is expected to decide whether the suspect should be held in custody later today.

According to the district office of the Lake Constance district, the accommodation is in two buildings of roughly the same size in the center of the 9,000-inhabitant city. A spokesman said that 46 of the 55 places are currently occupied. There is no security service at the property.

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