Injuries and arrests: More than ten people involved in altercation in Hofgarten

Injuries and arrests : More than ten people involved in altercation in Hofgarten

On Wednesday evening, there was a physical confrontation in the Bonn Hofgarten, in which apparently a knife was used. Several people were injured and arrested.

Late on Wednesday evening, there was a physical confrontation involving several people in the area of the Hofgarten in Bonn. The Hofgarten is the large park directly in front of the University of Bonn in the city. According to police, several people were slightly injured.

According to information from police, they were alerted by several witnesses at around 10:25pm. At the scene, they found several people:

A 21-year-old appeared to have several superficial wounds. According to initial statements from witnesses, he had been involved in the altercation. He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance after being administered first aid on the scene. After that, he was arrested because police said there had been an arrest warrant issued for him. The 21-year-old was known to police because of narcotics violations. He was released from police custody after posting bail.

A 24-year-old, who possibly had a facial cut, was also treated in the hospital and subsequently taken into police custody. According to the current state of the investigation, he had been actively involved in the brawl. He is known to police for violence and property crimes.

The same applies to a 25-year-old who was treated in the hospital for cuts. He was suspected of involvement in the fight, and possibly using a knife. He was taken into police custody.

According to the investigation so far, there were others who were also involved in the dispute. Other possible victims may have reported to police at the city station in the course of the evening.

Witnesses observed that the brawl involved at least ten persons, and that a broken beer bottle and a knife may have been used. First findings indicate to police that the persons who were involved in the confrontation knew each other. A further investigation is being conducted into the background of the dispute by criminal police.

(Orig. text: general-anzeiger-bonn.de; Translation: ck)