The carnival season is open. Thousands celebrated in Cologne. Some beat the strings – there were arrests. There were also several dangerous attacks with cable ties.
At the start of the carnival season in Cologne, there have been several dangerous attacks on revelers. According to police, a stranger put a cable tie around a carnival man's neck and pulled him tight. A doctor in the medical tent freed the 22-year-old from the plastic band before he suffered injuries.
In their investigation into the deed, a paramedic described to the detective that there had been a similar case in the early morning. However, the cable tie had been loose. According to the police, there were also indications of two more cases, which were presented by witnesses as not so serious.
It will now be examined whether cameras have recorded the incident, said a police spokesman on Tuesday in Cologne. As the police further reported, is now being investigated for dangerous bodily injury. An investigative team evaluates DNA and fingerprints.
Seven arrests and dozens of court referrals
In addition, two young men are suspected of building material left over from a skyscraper and thus injured an 18-year-olds. Policemen arrested two 17- and 19-year-old men who were in the house.
It had pronounced 82 place referrals and seven people were arrested, it was said in the carnival record of the Cologne police. There have been, inter alia, 29 personal injury offenses. Criminal or misdemeanor complaints were filed against several drunk e-scooter users. Several times, according to police, the truck driving ban was disregarded.
A 34-year-old was also caught in the carnival chaos of Cologne Südstadt by a light rail and seriously injured. The train driver had suffered a shock, as did his colleague, who controlled the oncoming train and saw the disaster. The route was initially blocked.