assault at German ‘integration heart’


The sufferer was hospitalized with critical accidents after a “horrible assault,” Wuppertal metropolis authorities stated

An worker of an immigration heart in western Germany, was injured on Thursday in a brutal knife assault, authorities stated. The suspect, reportedly a younger Syrian man, has been arrested.

Town administration in Wuppertal stated in a press release that the incident passed off on Thursday morning within the municipal Home of Integration.

Because of the fast motion of colleagues, the perpetrator was arrested and held till the police arrived. The worker obtained emergency medical consideration and was taken to the hospital. The perpetrator’s motive is just not identified, now the investigation is in full swing,” the assertion reads.

Town’s mayor stated that he’s “deeply shocked by this horrible assault” and wished the injured individual a fast restoration.

We are going to now do every little thing we will to make sure that all colleagues within the Home of Integration obtain the very best assist in the long run,” the mayor stated.

The Home of Integration will stay closed till Friday and specialists are actually offering psychological assist for the staff, metropolis authorities stated.

Police later supplied further particulars, saying that the sufferer is 25 and stays in hospital. They stated the operation in response to the incident concerned “a excessive variety of officers” and that an “in depth investigation” is ongoing.

Based on Bild, citing its personal sources, the suspect who’s believed to be a 20-year-old Syrian man, rushed into the immigration heart constructing simply earlier than 9 am, jumped over the reception desk and stabbed a feminine worker a number of occasions. The sufferer’s accidents are thought-about to be critical however not life threatening, based on the outlet’s data.

A report by the Federal Prison Police Workplace on “crime within the context of immigration,” revealed that the variety of crimes in opposition to Germans by immigrants is considerably greater than crimes in opposition to immigrants by Germans.

Of the 83,426 victims involving suspected immigrants, 40,593 had been Germans. The identical yr, 11,107 immigrants grew to become topics of crimes “involving a minimum of one German,” the report stated.

An “immigrant” is outlined within the report as an “asylum seeker,” a “individual entitled to safety and entitled to asylum, known as refugees,” in addition to an unlawful migrant. All suspects who’ve German citizenship have been counted within the paper as Germans.

Based on OSCE figures, the variety of hate crimes in Germany has been rising yearly since 2016. In 2020, the tally of victims exceeded 10,000.

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