Gloggnitz – At noon on Friday, an 83-year-old girl was stabbed to death in Glognitz (Neunkirchen) with a knife. A 38-year-old Romanian was arrested near the crime scene. Witnesses were questioned Friday afternoon. No motive is known so far, the interrogation of the accused is still ongoing. Violence with crime is the eleventh against a woman in Lower Austria this year.
The 38-year-old is said to have started with a knife on a woman shortly before 1pm near the school building's construction site. Several people witnessed the bloody act. An emergency helicopter was signaled and landed at Gloggnitz, but the woman succumbed to her injuries. The Romanian suspect was arrested by a police patrolman who was eating. "The suspect did not resist," said spokesman Raymond Schweigerlehner. The knife was fixed. The State Criminal Investigation Service has taken over the investigations, Tatortgruppe provided the clues.
The background and course of the attack was unknown at this time. The alleged perpetrator and the victim may not have known the original information. The 38-year-old may have worked in a horse farm in the region, but lost his job. "Investigations are in full swing. Witnesses are currently being questioned, "Schweigerlehner said early in the evening. The suspect should be questioned in the evening or Saturday for action.
Prosecutor Wiener Neustad ordered an autopsy on the body and a physical examination of the defendant to determine the man's possible alcohol consumption. "No motive has emerged so far," said Erich Habitzl, a spokesman for the prosecution. After questioning the 38-year-old prosecutor will make a request for detention, he said. (APA)