Man threatens his wife in Vienna-Donaustadt with a knife
An Austrian citizen (44) is said to have threatened his wife with a knife in a dispute in an apartment on Rennbahnweg in Vienna-Donaustadt. The accused “drew a knife in the course of a verbal battle and held it to her neck,” said a police spokesman.
The couple’s daughter alerted police when her father became violent
The woman tore herself away, sustaining a cut on a finger. A grown daughter witnessed the incident and called the police. After the attack on his wife, the man fled the apartment. A little later he was arrested nearby. The young woman had been home to visit when the argument broke out.
A ban on entering and approaching the man as well as a ban on weapons were pronounced against the man. The ambulance took care of the victim, and the woman was then released into home care.
The police emergency number (133) can be reached at any time for people who perceive violence or are affected by violence. The 24-hour women’s emergency number (01/71719) and the women’s shelter emergency number of the Wiener Frauenhäuser Association (05 77 22) are also staffed around the clock. The Vienna State Criminal Police Office, Crime Prevention, offers advice on the hotline 0800/216346.