Two assailants order pit bull to attack Turkish man in Berlin

Two assailants order pit bull to attack Turkish man in Berlin

BERLIN
Two assailants order pit bull to attack Turkish man in Berlin

Two unidentified assailants have ordered a pit bull dog to attack a 36-year-old Turkish man in the German capital of Berlin, in a suspected racism-motivated move.

The incident occurred on April 20 evening in the borough of Lictenberg, according to information shared by the German police.

The two assailants first made xenophobic statements and verbally harassed the man and a Turkish-origin woman in front of a café. Afterwards, one of the men grabbed the 56-year-old woman by the neck and pushed her to the ground.

The other assailant commanded the pit bull to bite the 36-year-old Turkish man. The animal bit the man’s leg lightly, according to the police.

But when the woman and the man called for help from passersby, the two assailants fled with the dog. The victims were then taken to a hospital for treatment.

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

On April 19 evening, two people of North African origin were attacked again in a suspected racism move in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

A group of six Germans had ordered their dog to attack the two Eritreans, and then, after watching the incident, battered the victims themselves.

According to information given by the police, the two victims were slightly injured. The police have said that the German group had similarly verbally attacked the two victims with xenophobic statements.

Berlin, Pitbull, Turkish man