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Police in southern Germany have confirmed {that a} 14-year-old lady was killed and a 13-year-old suffered critical accidents Monday morning after being attacked on the road on their technique to faculty within the village of Illerkirchberg.

The 2 women had been attacked round 7:30 a.m. native time by a person reportedly wielding a knife.

Investigators confirmed that early indications had been that they had been stabbed.

“The 14-year-old needed to be reanimated on the scene earlier than she could possibly be taken to the hospital, the place, regardless of all efforts to save lots of her life, she died,” police stated.

The opposite lady stays hospitalized with critical however not life-threatening accidents, they added.

Info launched about suspect

Police and prosecutors late Monday stated the principle suspect was a 27-year-old Eritrean asylum seeker. 

Authorities stated the person, who’s at present hospitalized and beneath police custody, fled into an asylum shelter after the assault. 

“When police and SWAT groups searched the premises they encountered three residents, all Eritrean asylum seekers,” authorities stated in an announcement.

Police stated the person had been within the residence earlier than the assault and that he had a knife — believed to be the weapon used within the assault — on him when he was arrested.

The opposite two males within the shelter had been taken in for questioning.

Earlier within the day, police instructed reporters they supposed to conduct “a radical background investigation,” by night, a spokesperson stated it was already “operating at prime pace.” 

No motive has but been introduced. 

The police assertion burdened that whereas such an occasion may spark concern and emotion, authorities requested that “no basic suspicion be harbored towards foreigners, refugees or asylum-seekers usually, or that such suspicions be aided or abetted.”

German federal, state and native officers decry ‘horrible’ incident

Native police say the operation, which was carried out with the help of a SWAT crew, has now ended and there’s no longer a risk to the general public.

Mayor Markus Häussler, who was on the crime scene all morning, known as the scenario “horrible” when talking with the regional Südwest Presse newspaper.  

Häussler stated Illerkirchberg — a picturesque baroque village of 5,000 located south of Ulm on the Baden-Württemberg/Bavaria border midway between Stuttgart and Munich — is “in a state of shock.”

Later within the night, German Inside Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) took to Twitter, writing, “I mourn the murdered youngster and hope with all my coronary heart that the injured lady will return to well being.” Faeser stated her ideas and prayers had been with the households of the 2 women. 

Baden-Württemberg state Inside Minister Thomas Strobl lamented that the 14-year-old had been “abruptly torn from life.” Strobl, too, supplied phrases of help and condolence to the households and associates of the younger women.

After wishing a full restoration to the surviving lady, the politician promised to unravel precisely what occurred and why.

js/wd (Reuters, dpa)

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