Crime: Acid assault in Bochum café: one significantly injured | EUROtoday

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Three individuals had been injured, one significantly, in an acid assault exterior a restaurant in Bochum on Sunday afternoon. Emergency personnel who later got here into contact with the liquid additionally sustained accidents, based on the police The suspected perpetrator was arrested close by shortly after the assault, a police spokesman stated.

The man poured an acidic liquid on a visitor who was sitting at a desk, based on a police press launch. The sufferer was significantly injured. A girl who was sitting on the similar desk and a waitress had been additionally injured.

There is not any details about the motive for the crime, stated the spokesman. He additionally didn’t initially present any details about the identification of the suspected attacker. Six law enforcement officials and two firefighters got here into contact with the liquid after the assault and had been additionally injured, stated a police spokeswoman. It continues to be unclear what liquid was concerned. The man is at the moment being questioned, stated the spokeswoman.

A homicide squad was arrange and the crime scene cordoned off. Investigators secured proof. The company had been ingesting espresso and consuming cake “quite relaxed” shortly earlier than the assault, stated the spokesman.

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