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Youths involved in U-Bahn death turn themselves in

The Local · 18 Sep 2011, 10:27

Published: 18 Sep 2011 10:27 GMT+02:00

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The two men, 21 and 22, were part of a group of three men police were looking for in connection with the death of the 23-year-old, a spokesman said on Sunday.

"They admitted that they had something to do with the case and were arrested," he said.

On Saturday at around 4:50 am, the 23-year-old and a companion were attacked by three other men in the Kaiserdamm U-Bahn station in western Berlin. While one man managed to flee, the 23-year-old was hit by a passing car after he ran from the station and attempted to cross the road.

Despite efforts by emergency personnel, he died on the scene.

Police did not release additional details about the two men now in custody, saying only that the case had been passed on to the Berlin homicide division.

Over the past few months, there have been a number of reports of brutal assaults in Berlin subway stations. The conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) have used the issue in their election campaign to cast doubt on the current government's record on security and law enforcement.

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At Easter, a 29-year-old was severely injured by an 18-year-old man in the Friedrichshain station. That case has come to trial and a verdict is expected next week.


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Your comments about this article

18:42 September 18, 2011 by iline
You mean "Friedrichstrasse" station, not Friedrichshain. I live near the Ring-bahn Frankfurter Allee, bordering Lichtenberg, but I don't see this kind of brutality.
04:13 September 19, 2011 by Der Grenadier aus Aachen
Well, at least they had the moral fortitude to face justice voluntarily.
04:48 September 19, 2011 by catjones
21 and 22 year olds are considered 'youths'? In court they'll be called adults.
08:59 September 19, 2011 by Gilly58
Idiots...Fools!! Thow the book at them...Bah
18:31 September 20, 2011 by MichaelMolenaar
How about a description of the attackers, Local?
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