Friday August 17, 2018
Police have identified the suspect as a 26-year-old man from Somalia. The city of Offenburg only has 60,000 people, but is regarded as a crime hotspot.
A doctor was stabbed to death in his own practice on Thursday in a
seemingly unprovoked attack in the south-western German city of
A 26-year-old man allegedly entered the surgery
without an appointment and attacked the doctor and an assistant. The
assistant was injured during the early morning attack. He then
fled the scene, prompting a manhunt involving more than 20 police cars,
helicopters and a canine unit, and was soon caught.
Police identified the suspect as a man from Somalia. They said he left the knife behind at the scene.
The city of 60,000 is considered a crime hotspot in the state of Baden-Württemberg .
in medical practices has occurred several times in Germany in recent
years. In 2016 a pensioner shot an orthodontist in a Berlin clinic. And
in 2015, a 44-year-old man killed his psychiatrist with eight shots in a