Germany - 18 year old seriously injured after an antisemitic attack in Cologne

- An 18-year-old was seriously injured in an antisemitic attack in Cologne. The youth was beaten and kicked in a park by a group of adolescents, the police said on Saturday evening. A perpetrator robbed him of his kippah, and the young person was also insulted in an antisemitic manner.

The 18-year-old suffered a fracture of a facial bone in the attack, as the officials said. The act took place later on Friday evening in a park in Cologne. Two suspects, aged 18 and 19, were arrested shortly after the crime.

According to investigators, officers in the police control center recognized the suspects early Saturday morning on video surveillance recordings from a Cologne nightlife district. They sent patrol cars to the place to have the men arrested. The state security determined.