The case against a 22-year-old Afghan, who was accused of being a 26-year-old at the Donauinselfest to have injured a knife has been discontinued. The injured ruled out that the man is the culprit. The real culprit will therefore continue to be sought.
The Vienna Public Prosecutor's Office has closed the case against a 22-year-old suspected of stabbing a 26-year-old man and seriously injuring him in the night of 22 June at this year's Donauinselfest. As spokeswoman Nina Bussek said on Tuesday on APA request, the details of the victim were decisive.
26-year-old expelled suspects as a perpetrator
According to the 26-year-old concluded in his testimony – this was only some time after the knife attack, after the condition of the seriously injured had stabilized – decided that the young Afghan was the culprit who had attacked him. This confirmed the view of the prosecutor, who had considered the evidence against the 22-year-olds not sufficient enough to have him taken into custody.
The 22-year-old had been suspected, first at the Donauinselfest the girlfriend of the 26-year-olds have snatched the purse. The 26-year-old had taken up the pursuit of the thief and caught up with him in the area of the Brigittenauer bridge. It developed a scuffle, in the course of which the 26-year-old the blade of a knife was rammed into the upper body. In the course of an immediate search, officers of the readiness unit (BE) took the 22-year-old Afghan not far from the crime scene as the alleged perpetrator. This vehemently denied any connection with the bloody deed.
Search for the perpetrator continues
After it has been proved that the statements corresponded to the fact, the search continues for the perpetrator. Whether this can still be explored, however, is questionable. "There are currently no further investigation approaches," announced prosecutor spokeswoman Bussek. The method was therefore aborted for the time being.