Man arrested after pushing 2 women into gorge at Schloss Neuschwanstein

Man arrested after pushing 2 women into gorge at Schloss Neuschwanstein

A 30-year-old man has been arrested for sexually assaulting two women and then pushing them into a gorge at Germany’s famous Neuschwanstein Castle.

Women sexually assaulted at Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria

Police in Bavaria have announced that a woman has died after being pushed into a gorge at Germany’s world-famous Schloss Neuschwanstein. On a visit to the castle, the 21-year-old and her 22-year-old friend were sexually assaulted by a man before both women were pushed from a viewing point.

The perpetrator, a 30-year-old American tourist, is said to have led the women from the Marienbrücke bridge to a lookout point, before sexually assaulting the 21-year-old. Police say that when the 22-year-old intervened to help her friend, the man strangled her and pushed her, causing her to fall 50 metres down into the Pöllat Gorge. He then did the same to the 21-year-old woman.

21-year-old woman dies of injuries at nearby hospital

Emergency services came to the aid of the two women, one of whom was injured but responsive. After being airlifted to hospital the 21-year-old victim died on Wednesday evening.

Since Wednesday afternoon, a large police operation, consisting of 25 emergency vehicles, has been underway at the scene. Police said that the suspect has been taken to a station in Füssen to be questioned.

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Olivia Logan


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