A man (28 years old) suddenly attacked a woman (19 years old) in the heart of downtown Leipzig on Thursday and injured her with a biro.
According to police reports, the victim was walking around the Naschmarkt at around 12.30 pm when the Libyan came towards her and suddenly stabbed her cheek with the pen.
“The assailant was pursued by an alert citizen to Augustusplatz and was stopped there by police forces,” a police spokeswoman explained. “As a weapon, the biros was found.”
Since the 28-year-old had already been known to the police on a number of similar offences, the Leipzig public prosecutor’s office ordered his provisional arrest.
The 19-year-old was slightly injured in the attack and was treated as an outpatient. The Libyan is being investigated in this case for grievous bodily harm. He is to be brought before a judge on Friday.