Brutal attack on nun in Graz, Austria: Afghan man arrested

It is an outrageous crime, which, as reported, happened Saturday afternoon in a public bus in Graz. After evaluation of the video material it becomes clear how brutal the attack on the nun was. The State Office for the Protection of the Constitution took over the investigation.A suspect was quickly tracked down thanks to the police.

The attack came out of the blue. Without argument or address. Suddenly the young man raised his arm and struck the 76 year old woman on the head with full force. So hard that her hearing aid fell out. Physically, she remained unharmed. She was well under the circumstances. She had a stable psyche. However, the nuns are still afraid that something worse might happen next time, that he might have a knife.

When asked by the newspaper “Steirerkrone”, the police press office announced on Monday that the investigations had now been taken over by the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counter-Terrorism. A suspect has been investigated in the meantime.

It has to do with a 19-year-old Afghan who was already known to the police for various drug-related offences. He had come to Austria at the end of 2015, but in the meantime an asylum withdrawal procedure is in progress due to his criminal record. He admitted the incident with the nun in the interrogations, but says that he had been abused by her before.

After his interrogation, the suspect was admitted to hospital.

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