The young man is said to have been looking for his former teacher, but the employee did not want to reveal where she was. The woman suffered life-threatening injuries and required emergency surgery. She survived the attack. According to the court, the 21-year-old shot a man on the street with the same crossbow shortly afterwards, but missed. After his arrest, he was first held in custody and later transferred to a psychiatric ward.

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