Police on duty (symbol photo)
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A stranger attacked a 19-year-old girl at a Hamburg bus stop in the early hours of the morning and seriously injured her.
According to the police, the man fled after the crime at the Mümmelmannsberg subway station in the Billstedt district.
The incident happened around 6:20 a.m.
The victim was taken to a hospital and required emergency surgery.
According to the "Hamburger Morgenpost", the woman was in mortal danger.
According to the police, the initially unknown perpetrator inflicted "various stab wounds" on the young woman with the knife.
An immediately initiated search, in which a police helicopter was also involved, was unsuccessful.
The homicide squad began an investigation.
According to the officials, the possible background to the crime was initially unclear.
The suspect was wearing a black hoodie, according to investigators.
The police called on witnesses to report observations or information about the perpetrator.