A 34-year-old German man last Sunday was attacked by a fighting-aged Iraqi migrant with an ax on the streets of Munich, leaving him with serious injuries to his face.
The attack occurred on Sunday afternoon at around 5pm when the man and his wife were driving on Gernotstrasse toward Mittlerer Ring when they were suddenly stopped at Burgunderstrasse by a pedestrian who jumped in front of the car and began hitting the hood with his hands, daily German newspaper Abendzeitung reports.
After the man got out of his Honda Civic, a physical confrontation ensued. At that moment, the Iraqi migrant pedestrian pulled out a “kind of hatchet” and bludgeoned the left side of the 33-year-old man’s head, police say.
Following the attack, the victim from Munich was left with serious injuries which left his face bleeding heavily. The axe-like object that the Iraqi migrant used was reported to have cut nearly half of the Munich man’s face off. Luckily, the axe’s blade missed the victim’s carotid and subclavian arteries.
The driver’s wife was forced to watch the horrific scene unfold helplessly, from the passenger seat of the vehicle. Luckily, the migrant attacker did not shift his attention and aggression toward the woman as she remained in the car. As a result, she was left uninjured.
Two days later, on Tuesday, authorities were able to track down and arrest the axe attacker.
The 34-year-old Iraqi migrant has been examined physically and now a judge will need to make the decision as to whether the man should remain in police custody or be admitted to a psychiatric facility.
Investigators say the two men had never met before the attack, and that the motive is completely unclear.
The victim is currently being treated at the hospital following an emergency operation.
Sadly, barbaric axe and sword attacks have become commonplace in Germany.
Last October, European media reported on a 34-year-old Tunisian migrant who hacked his wife to death with an ax in broad daylight in the city center of Limburg, Germany. The act of extreme brutality was caught on video.
A couple months earlier in August, European media reported on a fake Syrian refugee hacked his roommate to death with a samurai sword in the middle of the street in the German city of Stuttgart dozens of onlookers watched.