Germany: Kebab shop owner recounts horrific mayor stabbing

A kebab shop owner recounted the moment when a knife-wielding attacker stabbed the town’s mayor in a frenzied attack in his takeaway in Altena on Monday. Altona Mayor Andreas Hollstein received a 15 centimetre wound to his neck in what authorities believe was a politically motivated attempted assassination. «The attacker asked the Mayor whether he was the Mayor, the Mayor said yes and it... Еще happened very fast, he pulled out a knife, I think he took out of his pocket he put him in a headlock and wanted to cut his throat completely,» said Ahmet Abdullah. He explained how his parents managed to overpower the attacker and put him in headlock before calling the police. Hollstein was stabbed in the neck due to his refugee policies, reports say. The 56-year old attacker, an alleged Neo-Nazi, was reportedly drunk and yielded a 15 centimetre-long knife. In May, Altena won a national award for integrating migrants in apartment blocks, instead of migrant reception centres.

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