On Halloween night a 13-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a pedestrian underpass in a Berlin park. There’s no indication in the news video or the article that cultural enrichment was involved in the murder, except for the fact that the suspect is described by witnesses as having a “full beard”.
Below are excerpts from the accompanying article posted at Politikstube (also translated by Hellequin GB):
Knife attack in Berlin: 13-year-old killed and 22-year-old seriously wounded
In a knife attack in a park in Berlin-Mitte on Saturday night, a 13-year-old was killed and a 22-year-old was seriously injured. It had previously been said that a man had died as a result of the crime. The attack occurred around 10:40 p.m. between James-Simon-Park and Monbijoupark, the police said on Sunday. The attacker is at large.
The two victims were part of a group of seven people that consisted of children and young people, except for the 22-year-old. The group got into an argument with a man about 45 years old. There was a scuffle in which the stranger pulled a knife and wounded the 13-year-old and the 22-year-old.
Despite attempts at resuscitation, the 13-year-old died on site. His 22-year-old companion was seriously injured and is currently being treated in hospital.
The suspect is on the run. Police are looking for witnesses. The stranger is about 45 years old, has thinning hair and a grayish beard. Upon his escape unknown witnesses followed the suspect in the direction of the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station, and in some cases also took photos.
|00:00||All attempts at resuscitation are in vain.|
|00:03||The 13-year-old boy lies lifeless in an underpass in a Berlin park.|
|00:08||His 22-year-old companion is seriously wounded and taken to hospital.|
|00:12||Shortly before on Saturday evening,|
|00:15||the group of children and young people encounters a man around 10:40pm|
|00:19||at the Monbijou Park in central Berlin.|
|00:22||An argument ensues; the 45-year-old with bald head and full beard|
|00:27||suddenly pulls out a knife and attacks the 13-year-old and the 22-year-old.|
|00:32||Then he flees. The background to the dispute is the subject of the ongoing investigation.|
|00:37||From the previous testimony of those involved,|
|00:41||one could gather that it was all about NOTHING.|
|00:45||The morning after: only sand and flowers indicate the bloody act in the park,|
|00:50||a park in a well-off neighborhood,|
|00:53||but that has developed into a party hot-spot in these pandemic times.|
|00:57||The police had had to disperse corona orgies in this environment several times already,|
|01:02||which also included children. Nevertheless, the residents are shocked.|
|01:06||So in summer there is usually always a lot going on,|
|01:09||because of the dance floor and such. I never felt unsafe here.|
|01:13||I’m a resident, and live few houses down,|
|01:16||and I really can’t say that this is a dangerous park.|
|01:20||The 13-year-old’s body is currently being autopsied.|
|01:23||It wasn’t until the early hours of the morning that the forensics squad|
|01:26||of the homicide department finished their work. There is still no trace of the alleged perpetrator.