In Germany, a 25-year-old man died today after being attacked by an unknown person in Münster in the west of the country on Sunday during Christopher Street Day, an event in support of the LGBT community. The man tried to intervene when the aggressor insulted the participants of the event.
The police arrested the suspect, a 20-year-old man from Münster, today.
The suspect called several women “lesbian whores” and told them to “get out” and threatened them physically. The man asked the aggressor to stop the insult. “These efforts to settle the situation led to the attack,” the police and prosecutor’s office said today.
Investigators had previously determined that the man lost his balance and was then punched in the face by the assailant. The victim lost consciousness and hit his head on the asphalt, suffering a brain hemorrhage. In the hospital, the doctors put him into artificial sleep, but he died today due to his injuries.
The attacker, described by witnesses as a man between the ages of 18 and 20, fled with one other person after the attack.
The police searched for the attacker for days and arrested him only today. The homicide department has been evaluating information from witnesses and visual material in recent days. At the same time, the police also found footage of the probable perpetrator. According to the DPA agency, one policewoman recognized the wanted man at the Münster main station this afternoon and detained him.
He is a 20-year-old man who lives in Münster. The public prosecutor’s office is requesting his arrest on suspicion of bodily harm resulting in death. The suspect is due to appear before a custody judge on Saturday. He has not yet commented on the charges, said Senior Prosecutor Dirk Ollech. (ČTK)