Police officers were called to an apartment in Vienna’s Floridsdorf on Thursday. A 41-year-old woman accused her ex-husband of threatening her and of becoming violent. The police took the woman to the police station to document her testimony against the Turkish ex-husband. The police called the ex-husband from the precinct and told him that he was not allowed to enter or approach. After completing the testimony, the woman set out on her way home. What she had not expected: Her violent ex-husband was already waiting for her on the doorstep and attacked her with a knife.
Witnesses alerted the ambulance and the police, and the suspect fled in his car. The woman was brought to the hospital with serious injuries by a Viennese ambulance service. There is no danger to life. The accused could be provisionally arrested in the course of the immediate search. The alleged murder weapon, a kitchen knife, was found in the car and secured. The Vienna State Criminal Police Office, North Branch, has taken over the investigation. The 46-year-old Turk is being held by the police and will be questioned later today.