Man stabbed to death on carousel at German funfair
Authorities shut down a large funfair in western Germany after a man was stabbed to death on a carousel on Saturday night
BERLIN– Authorities shut down a large funfair in western Germany on Sunday after a man was stabbed to death on a carousel.
Police said the 31-year-old victim and another man got into a fight as they rode a carousel at the fair in Münster, a city of around 300,000, on Saturday evening.
During the altercation, the suspect stabbed the victim with a knife. Despite resuscitation attempts, the victim died at the scene.
According to the police, the two men did not know each other before.
Police are still looking for the suspect and another man who was with him at the time of the attack, both of whom fled.
Sunday was supposed to be the last day of the fair, but city officials chose to end it early “out of respect for the victim,” Markus Lewe, the mayor of Münster, said in a statement.
The fair, known as Send, takes place three times a year in Münster. According to the organizers’ website, it attracts up to one million visitors a year.