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An attack on a 21-year-old man during Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich has sparked a hunt for a couple thought to be responsible.
Police are continuing their search for suspected culprits – a man in lederhosen and a woman in a barmaid outfit – that fled immediately after the attack.
The incident took place on September 22 at around 11.20 pm in Schubertstrasse, near the Wiesn, where hoards of locals had gathered at the town’s annual beer festival.
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German detectives are treating the attack as attempted murder. They have reported that a man was physically attacked after an argument at the beer hall escalated.
Two victims had “inflicted injuries” that were administered via a “piercing tool”. Both were immediately rushed to the hospital.
The 21-year-old victim was thought to have life-threatening injuries but is recovering well.
The second victim suffered minor injuries.
The police have CCTV and video footage of both assailants as they fled the scene. The main suspect is believed to be around 30 years old and 5ft 7ins. Pictures show him with short shaved dark blonde hair and a beard.
Alongside the man dressed in brown lederhosen and a dark jacket was a woman by his side who was wearing a traditional beer maid costume.
If anyone has any information, they are urged to contact Commissariat 11 by telephoning 089/29100. They can also give anonymous information via this form.
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This is not the only attack at the Oktoberfest celebrations that’s happened this year.
On September 17 a British man was rushed to hospital with critical injuries and was fighting for his life after being stabbed at the same event.
The tourist was leaving the beer festival when he was attacked in the upper part of his body and robbed of several hundred Euros that he was carrying.
Police searched for the assailants and investigated five properties on the morning of September 26. Two teenagers were arrested – one on suspicion of murder and the other for aggravated robbery.
Detectives have not yet found the murder weapon but continue their search.
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