Acid attack in German city leaves nine people injured

German police officers (AP)
German police officers (AP)

Nine people have been injured in an acid attack in a cafe in the German city of Bochum.

Local police said a man “entered the cafe at around 3.25 p.m. and poured an acidic liquid over a guest sitting at a table in the outdoor area” leaving the victim “seriously injured,”.

A waitress and a woman sitting next to the man were also injured as were four police officers and two firefighters who came into contact with the liquid after being called to the scene.

The attacker fled the scene but was arrested shortly afterwards.

Police say the motive is unclear and their investigation is continuing.

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