Grusomme drab skaker Tyskland i den grad at politiet forsøger at lægge en demper. Men når en gravid kvinde hugges ned af en syrer på åben gade, er det lite som kan hindre at historien går “viral”.
A 21-year-old man has killed a woman with a machete and injured two other people before being arrested in the southern German city of Reutlingen.
The man, a Syrian asylum seeker, had been involved in previous incidents causing injuries to other people, a police spokesman said. The motive was not clear but there was no indication that the incident was a terrorist attack.
The assailant was apparently acting alone and “there is no danger to anyone else at this time”, the spokesman said.
Witnesses said the man was having an argument with the woman before he attacked her at about 4.30pm on Sunday.
Udtalelsen om at det ikke var nogen trussel mot nogle andre, virker helt malplasseret.
Reutlingen er det tredje angreb på sivile i Tyskland på ti dage. Panikken er i ferd med at brede sig.