After a man attacked two children in Illerkirchberg near Ulm, one of the girls died. The 14-year-old succumbed to her injuries on Monday, a police spokesman said. Several media had previously reported about it.
A man is said to have attacked the two girls on their way to school in the community of Illerkirchberg near Ulm. Officials arrested the suspect and two other people. A police spokesman did not immediately comment on the details. "We now have to determine the background exactly," he said. A press release is expected to be released this Monday afternoon.
The suspect attacked the girls around 7:30 a.m. on the street in a residential area, the spokesman said. He left it open how old the two are, how and where they were injured. It was also initially unclear whether a weapon was involved, as was the answer to the question of who had alerted the rescue services.
The alleged perpetrator is said to have fled to a neighboring apartment building after the attack. The police found three people in the house. "We assume that the perpetrator is among them," said another police spokesman. The mission is complete. A special task force assisted in this. There is no danger to the population, the spokesman warned.
The officers wanted to question those arrested. The police initially did not say who it was. Whether the alleged perpetrator lives in the house to which he fled and whether he knows the other people is also part of the pending investigation. The same applies to a possible motive of the attacker.
According to the police, the attack on the girls had no impact on a neighboring elementary school. "Contrary to rumours, there was no shooting alarm in a school," said the spokesman. The two injured are not of primary school age.
The emergency services cordoned off the scene of the crime with red and white striped warning tape after the incident. People in full-body protective suits were on site to secure evidence.
Illerkirchberg is a municipality in the south of Ulm. It is in the Alb-Donau district and right on the border between Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. According to the latest information, almost 5000 people lived here at the end of 2021. Illerkirchberg is located on the so-called Upper Swabian Baroque Route and offers visitors, among other things, a Fugger Castle as a sight.