A man was seriously injured in a dispute in James Simon Park on the banks of the Spree in Berlin-Mitte. A 28-year-old and a stranger got together there on Saturday morning around 3 a.m., according to a police spokesman.

“They first hit each other with their hands and fists, later they attacked each other with bottles,” said the police spokesman. The 28-year-old was injured in the neck and was taken to a hospital.

A witness intervened and kept the two opponents apart. The attacker fled, according to the information, before the alarmed officials arrived. The reason for the dispute was initially unclear.

On Saturday morning, a police spokesman initially spoke of mutual bodily harm at the passage between James Simon Park and Monbijou Park, in which two men suffered cuts from glass bottles and one was hospitalized. The “B.Z” had previously reported on the incident.

There was again unacceptable noise in both parks during the night, around 200 to 300 people were there, the police spokesman said.

The police also had to move out to James Simon Park last weekend. After pyrotechnics were set off there on Sunday night, the officials asked the approximately 100 people who were staying there to leave the park.

The night before, the officials were on duty at the park when, according to the police, around 300 people were there. There were several dangerous injuries, two men came to the hospital, it said.

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