A 66-year-old woman is fighting for life after she and her partner were stabbed with their own picnic knife in an unprovoked attack at a German music festival on Saturday night.
According to The Sun, the couple were enjoying a riverbank picnic at the Oberhausen event in West Germany when a man came up, grabbed their knife and started slashing them.
The elderly woman suffered critical injuries, while the 57-year-old man believed to be her husband was seriously injured as he attempted to overpower the assailant.
Police spokesman Andreas Wilming-Weber has told local media that one of the victims reported hearing the attacker shout “Allahu akbar!” as he stabbed them, however no other witnesses have corroborated hearing the phrase and police don’t believe the attack was politically motivated.
Police arrested a 26-year-old man at the scene, whom they allege was homeless and under the influence of drugs. He’s been taken taken to a clinic for psychiatric evaluation.
The horrifying incident comes after a recent spate of knife attacks in the country.
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