11/28 German pro-refugee mayor stabbed in ‘politically-motivated’ knife attack

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A German mayor known for his welcoming stance towards refugees has been stabbed in a knife attack which authorities said was likely politically motivated. Andreas Hollstein, the conservative mayor of Altena, was stabbed in the neck at a kebab restaurant and seriously hurt. The attacker, identified only as a 56-year-old German man and described by local media as drunk, asked Hollstein if he was the mayor before attacking him, local media reported. Hollstein was taken to the hospital but discharged later on the same day. 0:00 / 1:08

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