The suspect, as described by TAG24, is said to be a 38-year-old Iraqi. Only the intervention by a special police unit could stop the rampage.
According to a police report , the owner of a boarding house in the Brunhamstraße found a defect in the sprinkler system. The woman had suspected the Iraqi resident of manipulating the system and questioned him about it.
In the course of the dispute, she called the 37-year-old janitor to help. This reinforcement obviously did not suit the “Southerner”. He hit the caretaker “with his fists” and dragged him to a room in the pension, where he wanted to settle the dispute in his own way.
He took a machete from the cupboard and struck it against the caretaker’s head several times. The victim was at least partially scalped by his attacker and had to be rushed to hospital, seriously injured.
The perpetrator entrenched himself in his room, but soon after was overwhelmed and arrested by the SEK unit.
People including employees of an asylum home in the German town of Guben were injured recently in a similar attack, after a migrant went after employees armed with a hatchet.
Two men at the asylum home were sent to the hospital as a result of the incident which saw a 20-year-old Syrian become violent after a dispute between him and two other migrants, Lausitzer Rundschau reported.
When employees of the asylum home tried to intervene to stop the violence they were attacked by another 22-year-old migrant, who police claim was armed with a hatchet.
The victims were able to escape to an office, but the door of the office was damaged in the attack.
The 22-year-old then fled the scene but was tracked down following a manhunt by police, who caught him on a train about to leave from Guben to the city of Cottbus. The offender was taken into police custody along with the 20-year-old who allegedly initiated the violence.