Syrian refugee, 21, hacks pregnant woman to death with machete, injures two others in latest attack to shock Germany
The attack happened in the south western city of Reutlingen near a doner kebab stand in a bus station at Listplatz Square in what has been described as a ‘crime of passion’.
German media reported that the killing took place outside a restaurant where the woman worked as a cleaner. The driver, who was named as Alper K, 21, is thought to be the son of the restaurant owner.
Paramedics attempted to save the woman’s life after she sustained head injuries but she died and her corpse was covered with a white sheet.
One eyewitness told German newspaper Bild: 'The perpetrator was completely out of his mind. He ran with his machete even behind a patrol car.'
Police spokesman Bjoern Reusch said in a statement that witnesses said the 21-year-old man, who was known to police, was having an argument with the woman, who is believed to have been working at the kebab stand, before attacking her about 4:30 pm.
They also added that the incident 'did not bear the hallmarks of a terrorist attack'. Mail Online reports
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