Germany: Syrian kicks pregnant passer-by for no reason

Early last Monday evening, a pedestrian in Frankfurt’s Ostend district was attacked and injured. The perpetrator was held by witnesses and arrested by the police. At 5:54 p.m., the 31-year-old Frankfurt woman was on her way home on foot in Ostparkstraße when she was suddenly and without reason kicked sideways into the abdomen by the perpetrator, who was approaching her from behind. The 31-year-old woman then fell to the ground and had abdominal pain. Witnesses who became aware of the incident were able to follow the perpetrator and finally catch him, whereby the perpetrator threatened two witnesses with a beer bottle. The police, who had been alerted in the meantime, finally arrested the man, a 25-year-old Syrian citizen. As the 31-year-old is currently pregnant, she was taken by ambulance to a hospital where she was admitted as an inpatient.Initial findings indicate that there is no relationship between the 25-year-old offender and the victim. Nothing is known about the perpetrator’s motivation and is part of the further investigation. He was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crime. The results of a blood test will show whether the perpetrator was under the influence of drugs. Investigations have been initiated for dangerous bodily harm and threat. In the absence of any justification for imprisonment, the suspect was released after the conclusion of the criminal proceedings, but subsequently placed in the psychiatric department of a hospital.

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