A 41-year-old intervened when two young men molested a 19-year-old in Munich. The attackers then beat him to the ground. Her victim suffered a fractured skull.
His courageous intervention was fatal to a 41-year-old man in Munich. The Federal Police reports that he wanted to protect a young woman – and was then brutally beaten to the hospital.
The crime happened early Sunday morning around 3 a.m. at the Ismaning S-Bahn station. As the officials announced on Monday, the man was traveling on an S8 train from Karlsplatz towards the airport when he noticed that a 19-year-old was apparently being harassed by two young men. He recognized the harassment and intervened.
Victim suffered internal skull bleeding
“He approached the three and ‘separated’ the men from the woman,” the police statement said. The situation then apparently calmed down at first. At least there was no renewed contact during the further journey.
However, when all four got off in Ismaning, the man on the platform was “suddenly physically attacked” and knocked to the ground. The 41-year-old suffered a skull fracture, internal skull bleeding and a fractured lower jaw. He was taken to a hospital and had to be operated on Sunday.
The Federal Police Headquarters in Munich is looking for more witnesses
The suspects fled after the attack. Investigators located her later on Sunday. Now the alleged perpetrators at the age of 18 and 19 have to answer for dangerous bodily harm.
At least one of the two young men struck, it was said. The 19-year-old is considered the main perpetrator, said a spokesman for the Munich federal police. To what extent the 18-year-old man was involved is still unclear. The relationship between the 19-year-old and the suspects is also the subject of further investigations.
The federal police are now looking for other witnesses from the S-Bahn or from the platform in Ismaning who have not yet reported to the police. Anyone who can provide relevant information is asked to contact the Federal Police Inspectorate in Munich on 089/515550-1111.