Man knifes teen girl and threatens to blow up building

DDP/DPA/The Local
DDP/DPA/The Local - [email protected]
Man knifes teen girl and threatens to blow up building

An Aachen man injured a 15-year-old girl with a knife and then threatened to blow up his apartment building on Monday evening, police reported.


The 42-year old man fought with the girl for unexplained reasons before lightly injuring her and fleeing to his apartment. There he spent the next one and a half hours throwing flower pots and other objects from his balcony while threatening to blow up the building, police said.

"He was in a very agitated state," police spokesperson Michael Houba told daily Aachener Zeitung.

Special commando officers were eventually able to apprehend the man inside his apartment in the city centre and said he remained uninjured during the incident. They were unable to explain his motives.

Further investigation by state prosecutors and bomb experts revealed no evidence of explosives and residents of the building were allowed to return to their homes around 9:30 pm, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia said.


Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also