The attacker was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the attacks were carried out abruptly from ambush. The motive is probably religious and racist contempt. An intifada with knives, according to the instructions of Rumiyah, an IS publication that is widely read in certain communities here.
The broadcaster RTL reports:
According to the police, a 30-year-old man and his female partner were clearing ice from their car in the List district of Hanover. Suddenly a man approached him from behind and stabbed the 30-year-old in the back with a knife. The victim’s girlfriend started screaming, alerting many people. The couple and some other passers-by managed to run away. However, the attacker attacked another man (59) and seriously injured him.
The knife attacker fled, but was arrested by the police a short time later and resisted. The alleged weapon was also seized. The two injured men were taken to hospital. The 30-year-old man was initially in mortal danger. According to the public prosecutor’s office in Hanover, however, this is no longer the matter. His partner was not injured.The 40-year-old attacker is accused of double attempted murder.Both a breath alcohol test and a drug test were negative, the police said earlier. The police did not give any information on the nationality of the knife attacker.