Dusseldorf Police know the identity of the suspect, but not where he is. They are hoping he will turn himself in. (HAH!)
ABC Police in western Germany are hunting for a 44-year-old Iranian man suspected of stabbing a woman (above) to death on a Duesseldorf street. Authorities Tuesday issued a photo of Ali Akbar Shahghaleh (above) in the hope of getting information on his whereabouts.
Duesseldorf police urged anyone who sees Shahghaleh — described as about 6 feet (180 cm) tall with short, dark hair and beard stubble — not to approach him as he could be armed. The victim was a 36-year-old woman who lived near a convenience store Shahghaleh operated in the south of the city.
Witnesses heard screams and saw the suspect attacking the woman with a knife early Monday. She later died in the hospital. Authorities said the two knew each other but the motive for the attack was still unclear.
The events come on top of the online uproar over German media’s handling of the outrage that has followed news of the Offenburg doctor killed in front of daughter by Somali asylum seeker.
Meanwhile, regional Justice Minister Mr. Guido Wolf (of Ms. Angela Merkel’s own CDU) warned about the political outcome of the Offenburg murder and the media’s response (ARD and ZDF) refused to cover the murder during their evening news).