The Nuremberg police moved in twice on Thursday because of a man: He harassed passers-by in the Schweinau district and carried an axe with him.
Nuremberg – The Nuremberg police had to move in twice because of a man on Thursday evening (25 May). He obstructed traffic in the Schweinau district of Nuremberg and attacked passers-by. In the second incident, the man was carrying an axe.
The Nuremberg police arrested a man who was carrying an axe (symbolic image). © Imago Images/Jürgen Wiesler/Zink
"Psychological state of emergency": Nuremberg police arrest man with axe
The 28-year-old man tried to stop the cars on Zweibrückener Straße around 18 p.m. A patrol crew from the Nuremberg-West police station arrived, but did not arrest him. Instead, the officers gave the man a reprimand, said those responsible in a police report.
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However, he returned to Zweibrückner Straße at 19:20 p.m., carrying an axe with him. He verbally harassed passers-by until they called the police. No one was injured. The police arrested the man, who, according to the police report, "was apparently in a state of mental emergency". The officers presented the man in a specialist clinic.
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