- German mayor: assailant attacked me over pro-refugee stance (abcnews, Nov 28. 2017)
“The mayor of a small German town said Tuesday he was happy to be alive after being attacked with a knife by a man who confronted him over his welcoming stance toward refugees before slashing his neck.
The perpetrator is said to have protested loudly against Hollstein’s policy before the attack.Abdullah: “He told him he was hungry and thirsty and complained that Hollstein was getting more and more foreigners to Altena. He was very drunk. ” […]
The North Rhine-Westphalian Family Minister Joachim Stamp (FDP) wrote on Twitter: “All the best wishes to Andreas Hollstein, the great mayor of Altena.” Altena became known nationwide because it receives more refugees than it would have under the NRW distribution key.
Mayor attacked in kebab shop with knife
Then he pulled a knife that the man should have already carried with him. “He stabbed him in the neck with it.”
Bild H/T: JKN