A man hacked a pregnant woman to death with a machete before being run over by a BMW.
The man, a Syrian refugee, killed the pregnant woman at a bus station in Germany, reports the Daily Mail. The two worked at the same snack bar and the killing was described as a “crime of passion.”
Photos from the scene of the horrifying incident show the suspect bleeding severely, lying on the ground in a fetal position. Police officers stand over the man; there is a knife a few feet away.
In addition to killing the pregnant woman, the suspect also reportedly injured a 51-year-old woman whose car he ambushed, and slashed the face of a 23-year-old man. Another man, who was believed to have been passing the incident at the time, ran over the attacker in his BMW.
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“The perpetrator was completely out of his mind. He ran with his machete even behind a patrol car,” a witness said.
The attacker, a 21-year-old man that police were already familiar with, was having an argument with the pregnant woman at the time. The incident reportedly “did not bear the hallmarks of a terrorist attack.”
Bystanders were terrified as the attacker allegedly lunged at several people with the machete during the course the incident.
“According to the information available, the perpetrator acted alone, the people of Reutlingen and its surroundings are very probably not in danger,” a police statement read.
“Coward!!! Anyone who attacks a pregnant woman like that deserves a long, slow and tortuous death,” one Daily Mail reader wrote in response to the killing.
The incident came just two days after an 18-year-old gunman shot nine people dead and injured more than 30 others at a mall in Munich, Germany.
The young man, identified as Ali David Sonly, shot bystanders at a McDonald’s restaurant in Munich, the Mirror reported.
Seven of the nine people killed were teenagers.