Connection to another incident?

27-year-old attacked from behind with a knife in Beuel

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Bonn. A 27-year-old man was suddenly attacked and injured from behind on the banks of the Rhine in Beuel on Monday evening by an unknown man with a knife-like object. Is there a connection to a similar incident?

On Monday evening at around 10pm, a 27-year-old man was attacked by an as yet unidentified man on the banks of the Rhine in Beuel. Police said the man and his girlfriend were sitting on a bench on the second level of the Rhine bank in the extension to Königsheimstraße when the two noticed a man passing them several times. According to police, the couple and the man did not know each other. The unknown man then approached the 27-year-old from behind and suddenly attacked him with a knife-like object in the shoulder and neck area.

The 27-year-old was injured and went with his girlfriend to a nearby hospital. The perpetrator fled towards Ringstraße. He is described as a 25 to 35 years old “southern type”, 1.60 to 1.70 metres tall with a strikingly thin stature and a short beard, dressed in dark blue jogging trousers, a dark cap and blue outer clothing.

Police are now investigating a connection to a similar incident in Beuel on 3 August. A currently unidentified man attacked and injured a 30-year-old man in the face with a knife-like object outside a fast food restaurant. There are some similarities between both cases: in both cases, the attacker is said to have gone past the later victim several times and sought eye contact.

In each case, the attack was made from behind with a knife-like object in the upper body area. The two crime scenes are also not far apart. “However, there are also details in both incidents that do not necessarily point to connected incidents according to the current state of investigations,” says police spokesperson Robert Scholten. Nevertheless, he said this was being intensively examined. “We are working hard on both cases to find the perpetrator or perpetrators,” said Scholten.

Anyone with information on the perpetrators should contact police on 0228-150.

(Original text: Sebastian Fink, Luisa Hohenbrink. Translation: kc)