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Fight among mothers over baby buggies leaves three police officers injured

A fight among mothers over where to place their baby carriages on a bus escalated at the weekend, leaving several officers slightly injured.

Fight among mothers over baby buggies leaves three police officers injured
File photo: DPA.

Bremen police reported on Monday that four mothers on Saturday evening couldn’t agree on where to place their prams on board a bus.

One of the women called her 27-year-old husband, who hurried to her location along with this 26-year-old brother. Police were also alerted to the situation, and arrived at the bus at about the same time.

Officers were able to prevent the brothers from going after the women who were fighting with the one man’s wife, and police tried to de-escalate the situation.

But “the conflict escalated, and led to a big police operation,” police stated in their report.

The husband became “out of control” and attacked a policeman, while his brother punched a policewoman.

Both men continued to resist and insult the officers, calling them “sons of bitches”.

In the meantime, around 50 spectators had gathered to watch the fight, and a large number of officers were needed to make people leave the area.

By the end of the ruckus, three officers were injured in total, while the two brothers were temporarily detained. They face charges of assault, as well as resisting and verbally abusing police officers.

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CRIME

German jailed for life in double police murder

A German man was given a life sentence on Wednesday for shooting dead two police officers to escape being caught for illegal game hunting during a routine traffic check.

German jailed for life in double police murder

The regional court in Kaiserslautern found 39-year-old Andreas Schmitt guilty of the killings in January this year, which sent shockwaves across Germany.

His co-defendant, referred to by the court as Florian V., was found guilty of abetting illegal poaching.

The 33-year-old was in the car with Schmitt when the officers discovered dead game in the boot, investigators said.

“We are all to this day horrified that a supposed routine control could turn into a fatal incident,” Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said in a statement after the verdict.

READ ALSO: German prosecutors say poaching led to double police murder

The victims were a 24-year-old woman police officer still in training and her colleague, a 29-year-old man.

The young woman was killed by a single shot to the head, while the man was shot four times, investigators said.

The officers were able to report that they were checking a suspicious vehicle and that shots were being fired before radio contact broke off.

When backup arrived, the woman was already dead and the man fatally injured. The perpetrators had fled the scene.

The crime in the Kusel district of Rhineland-Palatinate state triggered a major manhunt, with police deploying helicopters and sniffer dogs, sealing off roads and warning local residents not to pick up hitchhikers.

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