Two women assaulted at Munich Oktoberfest
Two women were attacked and sexually assaulted at or near the Munich Oktoberfest over the first few days of the annual beer festival.
On Saturday, a 24-year-old woman left the Oktoberfest at about 3 p.m. with a man she had met there, and who promised to take her to the central train station, the München Abendzeitung newspaper reported.
As they walked across a grassy area near the festival grounds, she stopped because her feet hurt. The man then pushed her over and raped her, the paper reports, before the victim was able to flee.
Shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, another woman was attacked while going to the bathroom in the bushes on the grounds of the Oktoberfest, the paper reports. Three young men came upon the 21-year-old woman, pushed her to the ground, and ripped off her tights.
The woman fought back, kicking, and was able to stand up and run off, according to the paper. The three unknown assailants followed her for a while before giving up.
Police are advising women to be cautious of new acquaintances and to act confidently. In the event of an attack, they should also fight back with all that they have, talk to any possible witnesses, and ask for help.
There was no advice issued for men to not attack people.