A 32-year-old is said to have stabbed and critically injured his 15-year-old girlfriend on Friday. The girl was flown to the clinic by helicopter and had an emergency operation. The 32-year-old was arrested on Saturday.

A 15-year-old was critically injured in Annaberg-Buchholz (Erzgebirge district). Residents discovered the young people on Friday evening with stab wounds in the hallway of an apartment building and alerted the emergency services, as the Chemnitz police announced on Saturday. The 15-year-old was flown to a hospital in a rescue helicopter and had emergency surgery there.

A 32-year-old suspect was arrested on Saturday morning – apparently her boyfriend. The police also said that a relationship crime was conceivable. The victim and suspect knew each other, but are not related. “We don’t have any information about the background. The youth could not be questioned,” said a police spokesman.

According to the current state of investigation, the young person had met the man in the house. The 32-year-old tenant is strongly suspected of having attacked the young person and then having fled.

“There is an urgent suspicion that he stabbed the teenager and then fled the house,” said the spokesman on Saturday. The police opened an investigation into an attempted homicide.