Three women are left fighting for lives in Nuremberg after stabbings

Three women are left fighting for lives in Nuremberg after stabbings

December 15, 2018

Three women are left fighting for their lives in Nuremberg after being stabbed in separate attacks ‘by the same knifeman’

  • In the space of four hours three Nuremberg women were wounded in stabbings
  • Despite police dogs and a helicopter led search no suspect has been captured
  • Police said there was no indication of terrorism, as patrols were beefed up
  • The police provded a single description of a suspect on Friday morning 

Three women were fighting for their lives after being stabbed within four hours of each other in Nuremberg on Thursday night, as the police hunt a knifeman.

There was no immediate word on the type of blade used and no suspect was detained despite police hounds and a helicopter being scrambled.

Police said there was no indication of terrorism with forces on the continent on high alert after the shooting in Strasbourg. 

The police put out a description of 25-30-year-old with a light complexion, according to Bild, who reported a single perpetrator. 

German police officers stand guard at the Christmas market in Nuremberg on Wednesday after the terror attack in Strasbourg on Tuesday; the police said there was no indication of terrorism in Thursday night’s triple stabbing in Nuremberg

A patrol car whizzes through the St Johannis district of Nuremberg on Friday after three women were stabbed on Thursday night

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The stabbings took place in the Bavarian city’s St. Johannis district; the first victim at around 7pm was a 56-year-old who was rushed to hospital for surgery, after being stabbed by a man who ran off.

The next stabbing took place at 10.45pm, according to Bild, with a 26-year-old woman being wounded.

Another took place shortly afterwards with a 34-year-old sustaining injuries. 

A forensics marker sits on a street in the St Johannis district as the suspect or suspects remain at large after the triple stabbing

Police said on Friday that all of the victims had been treated successfully and their lives were no longer in danger.

They said that they could not rule out the same person having carried out all three attacks and this morning they put out just one description of a suspect.

Police beefed up their presence in the area on Friday, with both uniformed and plainclothes officers.

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