altena - The mayor of the German city of Altena in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia was stabbed on Monday evening. The mayor, Andreas Hollstein, was stabbed into a neck by an alleged, drunken man with a big knife in an eatery. He was taken to the hospital and is in danger of being killed.
The authorities assume that there is a political motive behind the attack, as shocked state prime minister Armin Laschet later announced on Monday evening. The perpetrator who was arrested, according to the Prime Minister, made statements about the refugee policy of the mayor who pointed out this.
Mayor Hollstein is known in Germany because more refugees are admitted in Altena than the city is obliged to do according to the allocation key.