We reported earlier this week on the culturally enriched “Sex Monster” of the Vienna Metro; below is an account of a more recent attack on the subway in Vienna.
Many thanks to Hermes for translating this article from last Sunday’s Österreich:
Attacks at Metro no. 6 — father stabbed
Yet another brutal Metro attack — the father of two Acar S. (39) will in the future think twice before asking swearing youngsters to behave properly. Acar S. was with his two children at the no. 6 Metro station Handelskai on Saturday. He had to make an urgent telephone call, and asked a group of teens to be not so loud. Then one of them gave him a resounding slap in the face. Totally stunned as he was, he took his children and hurriedly left the Metro platform.
The gang followed the victim to the forecourt and attacked
But he was unable to go further, because the gang followed the man of Turkish origin to the forecourt of the station. The inconceivable happened at Maria-Restituta-Platz in Brigittenau district, where the gang attacked him again, a knife blade appearing suddenly.
Acar S. fell to the ground, was stabbed twice in the thigh and remained bloodstained on the ground — all in front of his crying children. The offenders escaped; witnesses called the police. An immediate manhunt achieved positive results. The officers were able to catch Massiullah (19) near the crime scene.
He was spotted thanks to the bloodstains on his t-shirt, but three witnesses were also able identify him as the knife-wielder. “He did not deny his deed,” police spokesperson Thomas Keiblinger said to Österreich. Massiullah K. is sitting now in Josefstadt prison — he is entitled to the presumption of innocence. The victim was carried to the emergency hospital in Meidling, and he is out of danger. The police are now investigating the other members of the brutal gang.
Chronology of attacks in the subway system
This was not the only blood-stained aggression taking place in a Metro station. It is mainly Metro no.6 which has turned into a source of negative headlines.
- Drunken man stabbed police agent: In early April a drunkard thrust the blade of a knife into the neck of an agent in the no.6 Station Josefstädter Straße. The victim survived.
- Deadly stabbing at Längenfeldgasse: A Romanian (25) stabbed a Nigerian (20) in March during a drug transaction.
- Rapist looked for victims in Metro no. 6: Mustafa A. (28) had allegedly spied out 8 women in tube no.6. He has been sitting in prison since January.
Hermes adds this:
There was also an online survey in the article about the feeling of security of Viennese citizens regarding the tube:
Are you fearful in the subway?
78.10% Yes, I feel really unsafe! 21.90% No, I feel myself in good hands on public transport!
(Results from the 19th of April)
For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives.