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Metro riders force attacking youths to flee

The Local · 17 Dec 2011, 10:58

Published: 17 Dec 2011 10:58 GMT+01:00

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But this time other travelers intervened. In numerous previous attacks in the U-Bahn, few if any fellow travelers were moved to help victims of violence, Berlin police have complained.

The incident took place at 2:50 am on Saturday morning at the Wilmersdorf station in a fairly well-to-do part of the city. The police said the intervention on the part of two fellow travelers prevented the man from receiving further injuries. The attack was unprovoked, authorities said, adding they did not know why the four youths assaulted the man.

According to the police, the youths attacked the man, punched him, dragged him down a flight of stairs and started kicking him before two passersby threatened to call the police. The youths then fled, the police said. The injured man had to be taken to a hospital, where he received outpatient treatment.

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13:33 December 17, 2011 by raandy
Sooner or later these punks are going to pick on the wrong person or the right person to get their AS* kicked, but then the punks are going to whine to the police that they are the victims.
13:36 December 17, 2011 by twisted
And if they get caught, the judges will just slap their wrist and say "bad boy." A few tears and they are back on the street. German justice needs some balls.
19:14 December 17, 2011 by bjerkebek
what do you think i think? this is terrible. and as twisted has pointed out - its almost impossible to really run afoul of the court system. anything up to and including murder is pretty much condoned.

I wished i was being sarcastic ....
10:59 December 18, 2011 by Jibzy
Yes bjerkebek. Thats why there is bloodbath in the streets of Germany. Its much worse than other developed countries. RIght?
08:11 December 19, 2011 by MichaelMolenaar
What was their nationality?
16:09 December 19, 2011 by Lisa Rusbridge
I like that all the good Samaritans had to do to intervene was to threaten to call the police. What has been described here as a full-on violent beatdown was stopped in its tracks by a mere threat of police action. These punk scumbags probably run in packs like wild dogs and the alpha decide who's an easy target. After the slightest threat to them they become eunuchs and run. The full power of the law should come down on these cowardly criminals, not a slap on the wrist. As for the passerbys who did the right thing by speaking up, they are decent, good people -- even heroes.
01:56 December 20, 2011 by greencard
to MichaelMolenaar, what's your nationality? Are you foreign or European? What a stereotypically stupid question that devalues the bravery those that intervened have.

So if they were German,what does that mean? What if they were French, Isrealie, Welsh? Then what?
09:13 December 20, 2011 by Englishted

True but why was it " in a fairly well-to-do part of the city " reported. What has that got to do with it?
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