After the violent death of a 17-year-old and an attack on a 30-year-old in the Diepholz district of Lower Saxony, the wanted suspect has been caught. He was arrested on Wednesday evening and did not offer any resistance, the police said. The 42-year-old’s car was reported to have been found on the A7 around 7 p.m. The arrest took place in the Schwarmstedt area around an hour later.

The 17-year-old was out with her inline skaters on Sunday evening. A cyclist found the lifeless student in a ditch in a field in Barenburg and alerted the police, who immediately began searching for clues at the crime scene. An autopsy confirmed that the young woman had fallen victim to an act of violence. She was therefore stabbed.

According to previous findings, the suspected perpetrator is also said to be in connection with an attempted homicide in Sulingen in the same district. According to a police spokesman, a man attacked a 30-year-old woman in front of a fast food restaurant early Wednesday morning and seriously injured her with a knife. According to the spokesman, witnesses prevented things from getting worse and helped the woman. She was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Both crime scenes are only a few kilometers apart.

On Wednesday afternoon, at the request of the public prosecutor, the Verden district court issued an arrest warrant against the 42-year-old – on suspicion of completed and attempted manslaughter.

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