Elderly woman held on suspicion of injuring three people with 'sword-like object'

Police were alerted to an incident in the centre of Weiden in der Oberpfalz on Tuesday.
Police were alerted to an incident in the centre of Weiden in der Oberpfalz on Tuesday. Copyright AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File
By Euronews with AP
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

The 65-year-old suspect was detained by passers-by until police arrived at the scene.

ADVERTISEMENT

A woman has been arrested in southern Germany for allegedly injuring several people with a "sword-like object".

Police in Bavaria said they were alerted to an incident just before 12:00 CEST in the centre of Weiden in der Oberpfalz, a town of some 40,000 residents near the Czech border.

A 65-year-old woman was detained after allegedly injuring three people at the town's Unterer Markt, they said in a statement.

"The suspect was detained by passers-by until the first police patrol arrived and is currently in police custody," police added.

"Two of the [injured] persons, a 46-year-old and a 61-year-old man, had to be treated in hospital. One of them was able to leave the hospital. According to current information, no person is in danger of dying."

An investigation is underway, and authorities have reiterated that there is no current danger to the public.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

One dead and eight hospitalised after 'contaminated' drinks in Bavarian bar

'Dangerous situation': Police shoot woman in German hospital

Nazi symbols and child pornography found in German police chats