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Brutal knife attack in the gym: First description - police with details of the perpetrator

2023-04-22T06:12:14.674Z


In a fitness studio, several guests were injured, some seriously, by a knife attack. Apparently, one of the victims was targeted.


In a fitness studio, several guests were injured, some seriously, by a knife attack.

Apparently, one of the victims was targeted.

  • Motive unclear:

    The attack was "targeted" against a 21-year-old.

  • Knife attack in the gym:

    A man injures four people.

  • Perpetrators on the run:

    The police assume it was a lone perpetrator.

Update from April 22, 6:47 a.m .:

After the attack in a Duisburg gym with four seriously injured people, the police are using a public search to find the alleged perpetrator.

Investigators released photos from a surveillance camera around the studio on Friday.

According to the police, several witnesses independently identified the man seen in the photos as a suspect.

Brutal knife attack in the gym: First description - police with details of the perpetrator

A person can be seen walking away from the crime scene.

He is said to be around 25 to 35 years old.

The man wore a black beard, a black jacket, blue jeans and black shoes with white soles.

He had a baseball cap on his head and a dark backpack on his back.

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The police are now looking for photos of the suspect.

© dpa

The police warn against addressing the suspect directly.

Witnesses should dial 911.

Prosecutors have offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator.

Update from April 21, 9:02 a.m

.: A 21-year-old is still in mortal danger.

Three men (24, 24, 32) are in the hospital with serious injuries.

Three days after the attack in a gym in Duisburg, the suspect is still on the run.

The Duisburg police are looking for witnesses and are looking for a man aged 30.

After a knife attack in the gym, the suspect is still on the run

"According to current knowledge, the suspect is said to be around 30 years old.

He is described as a 1.80 meter tall man of average build with a full black beard.

He was wearing a dark, long-sleeved sweater and dark pants.

He also wore a black cap with the visor facing forward.”

The police are asking witnesses who can provide information about the attacker or who know who it was to contact the Duisburg police detective's office 11 on 0203 2800.

In addition, it is possible to upload videos or photos via the NRW police information portal – even anonymously.

There, witnesses would then have to select “Cut and thrust weapon attack in the Duisburg gym” as the event.

According to the current status of the investigators, the attack in the gym on Tuesday evening was a "targeted attack" with a "cutting or stabbing weapon".

Knife attack in the gym was "specifically" aimed at a 21-year-old

Update from April 20, 2:50 p.m .:

According to the police, the attacker is still on the run after the attack in a Duisburg gym.

"We're doing everything we can to ensure that it doesn't stay that way much longer," said a police spokesman on Thursday.

Traces would continue to be secured in the studio and guests would be heard.

The police also evaluate video recordings from public spaces - for example from the Duisburg-Rathaus bus and tram stop directly opposite the fitness studio.

"Somehow the perpetrator must have gotten there and back again," said the spokesman.

It will continue to be determined whether the man had planned the act or whether the attack resulted spontaneously from a dispute.

According to the findings of the investigators, the attack was "targeted" against one of the victims, a 21-year-old man.

This was announced by the Duisburg homicide commission.

The man was seriously injured in the attack with a slashing or stabbing weapon and is still in mortal danger, police said.

The other three victims, who, according to the investigation, were not the direct target of the attack, are out of danger.

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The securing of evidence at the crime scene in Duisburg continues on Thursday.

© Christoph Reichwein/dpa

Bloody attack in Duisburg: the perpetrators are still on the run

Update from April 20, 6:10 a.m .:

After the bloody attack in a gym in Duisburg, the police are still looking for the perpetrator.

On Tuesday evening, an approximately 30-year-old man is said to have stabbed four men aged 21 to 32 in the locker room of a fitness studio with a blunt or stabbing weapon.

One of the victims was still in mortal danger on Wednesday.

The background of the fact is still unclear.

There are many unanswered questions for the investigators - also because the severely injured victims are only able to be questioned to a limited extent.

In view of the lack of surveillance cameras, it is difficult to reconstruct the exact sequence of events, the investigators said.

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After the attack in a Duisburg gym that left four people seriously injured, the police were standing outside the sealed entrance to the gym in the morning.

© Christoph Reichwein/dpa

"At the time of the crime there were about 80 members," prosecutor Jill McCuller told WDR on Wednesday.

“Of course you can imagine that there was a panic and everyone ran back and forth wildly.

And with all the panic that prevailed, we can't even say how the perpetrator managed to escape or even in which direction the suspect then fled have given with the perpetrator.

Bloody deed in Duisburg: Police hear seriously injured victims

Update from April 19, 4:50 p.m.:

After the knife attack in a Duisburg gym, three of the four victims are said to have been questioned by the police.

As

Focus

claims to have learned from investigators, the alleged perpetrator was a bearded man around the age of 30.

The man is said to have suddenly appeared in the gym's locker room and attacked one of the victims with a long knife.

One victim is still in mortal danger.

The victims were not known to the police,

Focus

reported .

The police are still looking for the fugitive at high pressure.

The motive for the crime is so far unclear.

An official description of the perpetrator is to be published soon.

Knife attack in the gym in Duisburg: Minister of the Interior does not assume an ambush

Update from April 19, 1:22 p.m .:

“We are currently not assuming that it is an amok attack,” said NRW Interior Minister Herbert Reul (CDU) on Wednesday at the request of the German Press Agency (dpa).

The police are doing everything they can to find the culprit.

On Tuesday, a man injured four people in a gym, one of the victims is still in mortal danger.

The police are apparently assuming a targeted attack, according to the dpa.

The mirror

had previously

reported about it.

"I now hope that the victims will recover quickly and that everyone who was there and saw this terrible act will recover," continued Reul.

The police are looking for a single male perpetrator.

There was initially no information about the motives.

Update from April 19, 10:36 a.m .:

After the attack in a Duisburg gym, the police assume a male lone perpetrator.

A police spokesman said on Wednesday morning.

A description of the perpetrator will be published shortly.

There was initially no information about the motives.

According to

Spiegel

information, the man is said to have specifically attacked one of the victims.

One person is still in mortal danger.

Knife attack in the gym: the man is said to have attacked the victim in a targeted manner

Update from April 19, 9:30 a.m.:

In the knife attack in Duisburg, one of the four victims is said to have been targeted, reports Der

Spiegel

.

The police should therefore not assume an amok act.

The three other people are said to have been injured more or less accidentally during his escape.

One of the four victims is still in mortal danger.

A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor's office told the German Press Agency

on Wednesday morning that three people had undergone emergency surgery

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There is currently no concrete evidence of the perpetrator or perpetrators.

“We are investigating with high pressure,” said the spokeswoman.

Other witnesses would also be heard.

According to the public prosecutor's office, none of the victims have been able to be questioned so far.

Update from April 19, 7:12 a.m .:

The police in Duisburg denied that there was evidence of an amok act.

The Bild

newspaper reported on Tuesday

that this was the case.

The crime scene recording is currently underway in the gym.

In the search for the perpetrator or perpetrators, the authorities can report no news.

Bloody deed in Duisburg gym: police are looking for at least one perpetrator - four people injured

Update from April 19, 5:12 a.m .: 

As a police spokesman told

24RHEIN

, the investigation is continuing.

Details and background are still unclear.

At around 5:40 p.m., at least one perpetrator in the John Reed Fitness gym in downtown Duisburg is said to have injured people with a “blunt or stabbing weapon”.



There is currently at least one seriously injured and three people with life-threatening injuries.

"All four victims are German citizens." Further information such as age or gender cannot yet be given, the police spokesman continued.

Information about the perpetrator or the perpetrators is also not yet possible.

At least one perpetrator is on the run, according to the police.

According to various media reports, the "cutting or stabbing weapon" could be a machete,

but the police spokesman was unable to confirm this when asked by

24RHEIN .

"The investigation is still ongoing."

Knife attack in the gym: perpetrators on the run – three people are critically injured

Update from April 18, 10:02 p.m .:

According to the police, at least one suspect is on the run after the attack in a gym in downtown Duisburg.

The police said on Tuesday evening that the person was being sought.

At least three people were critically injured in the attack.

The police wrote on Twitter: "Three of the victims are life-threatening, one victim is seriously injured."

Knife attack in the gym: perpetrators on the run – three people critically injured

An arrest has not yet been made, said a spokesman for the Essen police of the German Press Agency.

A "stabbing or cutting weapon" was said to have been used.

The injured were taken to a hospital.

Investigations into the background were ongoing.

(jon/dpa)

Update from April 18, 9:10 p.m .:

In the meantime, the gym where the bloody crime took place should be secured again after it was searched by police forces, reports

24RHEIN

.

Nothing is known about the background to the crime or the perpetrators, nor is it clear how many people were injured in the attack.

According to the

Bild newspaper,

it is an amok act.

The perpetrators are on the run.

Update from April 18, 8:38 p.m .:

A SEK operation is currently running in Duisburg.

"Around 5:40 p.m., the police in Duisburg received several emergency calls.

One person is said to have injured several people with an object," a police spokeswoman told

24RHEIN

.

"Several seriously injured were taken to hospitals."

Knife attack in the gym: perpetrators on the run – four people injured

The operation in Schwanenstrasse in Duisburg's old town continues.

Witnesses are being heard and more witnesses are being sought.

"We are on site with strong forces," wrote the police on Twitter.

The public is asked to continue to avoid the area.

First report from Tuesday, April 18, 8:19 p.m.:

Duisburg – Attackers attacked several people with knives in a gym.

At least four people were injured.

Eyewitnesses spoke to the

Bild newspaper

of large knives, perhaps even machetes, as weapons.

Two of the victims are currently in mortal danger.

As the

Bild newspaper

reports, the crime is said to have taken place in a changing room at the John Reed fitness chain.

Several emergency doctors and an ambulance are currently on duty.

The perpetrators are said to be fleeing towards the city center, the background to the crime is completely unclear.

A special police unit is in action and is looking for the perpetrators with a large number of emergency services.

According to witnesses, a police helicopter is said to be in action.

A police spokesman told the

Bild newspaper

: "We ask the population to avoid the affected area in the old town." (Red. with agencies)

List of rubrics: © Christoph Reichwein/dpa

Source: merkur

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