Vienna: Silent Night, Violent Night
An original translation from Kronen Zeitung:
Violence Against Officers
Vienna: Thugs break female police officer’s hand
December 26, 2017
On Christmas Eve, after three on-duty Viennese police officers were wounded, in part seriously, by thugs, the next attack on an officer followed on Christmas Day: four men downtown who were involved in a fist fight broke the woman’s hand.
According to police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer, the officers were called around 7pm. The reason was a fist fight among four men at Fleischmarkt.
The officers wanted to calm the situation down, but the thugs immediately turned against the police and attacked them verbally and physically. The female officer was taken to hospital with a fracture. Her colleagues arrested the perpetrators. They are four Russian citizens from Chechnya, aged 19, 20, 22 and 30.
Kneed the officer in the back of the neck
On Christmas Eve, three Chechens, a Georgian, and an Afghan attacked police officers in a restaurant at Vienna Stadtbahnbögen. An 18-year-old kneed an officer in the back of the neck from behind. The officer suffered a concussion and bruises. Another policeman was wounded in the shoulder and another on the nose.