Antisemitic attack at Hamburg synagogue

- A 26-year-old Jewish student was seriously injured after being attacked outside Hohe Weide synagogue in Hamburg on Sunday, police said.

A police spokesperson said the 29-year-old perpetrator struck his victim, who is expected to survive, on the head with a blunt object.

Sources close to the investigation said the attacker was wearing military-style camouflage clothing, had a piece of paper with a swastika in his trouser pocket, and used a shovel to bash his victim on Sunday afternoon.

Police officers who were on site as part of the routine protection of the synagogue arrested the attacker.

The 26-year-old was able to escape to safety and was given first aid by passers-by until the emergency services arrived.

Those inside the synagogue were taken to safety. They were celebrating the Sukkot holiday at the time and the victim had been on his way to participate, police said.
Source: dw