In Germany: Three, Including a Liberian Hurt in Apparent Racist Attack At home

They met on a dating site and went bowling. It was a setup, police say, and now he's dead
They met on a dating site and went bowling. It was a setup, police say, and now he’s dead

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a Liberian man, his partner and her grandson were injured in what appears to have been a racially motivated attack at the man’s home in eastern Germany.

Police in Saxony-Anhalt state said two men rang the doorbell at the Liberian’s apartment in Merseburg on Thursday evening. Armed with a baton and brass knuckles, they attacked the 44-year-old man and then his 47-year-old partner. The five-year-old child also was hurt in the scuffle.

The assailants left, but one returned after police arrived and made racist comments. Officers then tracked down the other suspect.

Police said Friday both were from Merseburg and were highly intoxicated. The men, one of whom maintained he had wanted to complain about loud music, are being investigated on suspicion of bodily harm and other offenses.

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SOURCES: News Now/Associated Press Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.