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Cultural enrichment coming to Slovenia: Eritrean migrant stabbed a woman in the centre of Ljubljana

By  Ana Horvat (Nova24TV)

According to official information, a knife attack took place in the centre of Ljubljana, the capitol of Slovenia, on Tuesday evening. A black man stabbed a girl in front of the Parlament pub on Šubičeva Street, allegedly her partner. Police confirmed that the victim was an Eritrean migrant. The life of the victim is in danger.

Footage of the evening’s drama soon emerged on social media, showing ambulances and police vehicles arriving minutes after the horrific attack. They parked at the intersection between Šubičeva Street, which leads to the National Assembly, and Slovensko Street, which runs parallel to Kongresni trg.

According to media reports and some unofficial information, the black man was  the partner of the woman who was attacked, and after the attack he allegedly fled and threw the knife at the Šumi construction site.

The location of the attack, the Parlament Pub, is a popular gathering place for young people in Ljubljana and is frequented all days of the week.

Police confirmed: Attacker is from Eritrea

“Yesterday, 15/11/2022, shortly before 18:00, we were informed of a suspected crime against life and body in the area of the centre of Ljubljana. According to the information gathered so far, the suspect seriously injured the victim with a sharp object and then fled the scene on foot. The injured woman was taken by ambulance to the UBKC Ljubljana, her life is in danger. Several patrols were deployed to the scene and the suspect was arrested and taken into custody shortly after the incident. According to initial information, the suspect is an Eritrean national who has been residing in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia for several years. A search of the crime scene has been carried out and police officers are continuing to gather information on all the circumstances. The motive for the crime is unknown, the victim and the perpetrator have known each other for a long time and come from the same social background. The suspect has already been tried for offences with elements of violence. As the intensive criminal investigation is still ongoing, we cannot give you any further information at this time. The competent public prosecutor’s office will be informed of any findings.”

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