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Dresden – Terrible scenes on Monday evening at around 9.15 p.m. in the Gorbitz residential area in Dresden. According to the police, an Eritrean (25) is said to have threatened children with a machete and a knife. An Iraqi (26) intervened and prevented worse.
Police spokesman Marko Laske (47) said: “The suspect is said to have shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ (‘God is great’, editor’s note). In order to clarify whether a political motive was involved, the state security is investigating.”
The Iraqi watched the children being harassed, bravely threw himself at the machete man, and was injured in the leg in the process. A cut wound later had to be treated on an outpatient basis. Another passer-by alerted the police.
The Eritrean, who is already known to the police for crimes of bodily harm, initially fled the scene.
“Police officers were able to find the suspect on Lise-Meithner-Strasse,” said spokesman Laske. “The man was provisionally arrested. A breath alcohol test on the 25-year-old showed a value of around 1.4 per thousand.”