Germany: Iraqi man stabs woman to death

A 35-year-old woman died this morning after a knife attack in her matrimonial home in the Hassels district of Düsseldorf. Her husband was arrested a short time later as part of the manhunt.

Witnesses reported to the Düsseldorf police during the night that a woman had been stabbed to death in a flat on Potsdamer Street. According to the information available so far, the suspected husband stabbed his 35-year-old wife with a knife. She died of her injuries at the scene of the crime. The suspected perpetrator, a 35-year-old Iraqi citizen, fled the scene of the crime. The man was arrested by police at the Düsseldorf-Garath suburban railway station during a search of the area. Witnesses and family members were cared for by emergency counsellors at the scene. The public prosecutor’s office and a homicide squad of the Düsseldorf police have taken up the investigation.

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