In the case of the deadly attack on a 25-year-old on the sidelines of a CSD meeting in Münster, the police arrested a suspect. It was a 20-year-old man, said the Münster police on Friday. He will appear before the magistrate on Saturday. The man has not yet commented on the allegation, said senior public prosecutor Dirk Ollech. The public prosecutor wants to apply for an arrest warrant for bodily harm resulting in death.
After the attack last Saturday, the trans man Malte C. died in the hospital. The 25-year-old had previously been in an artificial coma for several days.
Last Saturday, C. celebrated Christopher Street Day in Münster with thousands of other people when he rushed to help several spectators of the parade. As witnesses of the situation reported to the “queer.de” portal, an unknown man is said to have homophobically insulted the women’s group with the words “lesbian whores”. When the 25-year-old confronts the troublemaker and stands protectively in front of the women, the stranger is said to have suddenly hit him in the face.
Before C. loses his balance, he is said to have been hit by another fist, as “queer.de” reports. C. then hit his head on the asphalt.
On Friday morning, the responsible police finally announced in a press release that the 25-year-old had succumbed to his serious injuries in hospital.
The city’s queer clubs have been horrified since the brutal attack. A few days ago, several initiatives called for a rally on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. on the Prinzipalmarkt in Münster, which should be aimed “against violence against queer people”.
Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) expressed dismay at the incident. She tweeted: “A young man is beaten to death for wanting to help others. on one
Your sympathy goes to the relatives of the victim, so Faeser. “We must oppose such hate violence with all severity.”