In a dispute over children's noise in an apartment building in Bad Essen, Lower Saxony, a 24-year-old seriously injured two people with knife wounds, according to police investigations.

This was preceded on Friday evening by an argument with a 25-year-old neighbor who lives with her 1-year-old son in the house.

When asked about the children's noise, the woman brought her 63-year-old grandmother, who also lived in the house, in, and a 34-year-old neighbor also intervened.

The dispute escalated, the 24-year-old picked up the knife and seriously injured his grandmother and neighbors with cuts and stab wounds.

Both were out of danger on Saturday after medical treatment.

The suspect is known, but fleeting, said a police spokesman on Saturday.

The murder weapon was also seized.

The police immediately set up a homicide squad and classified the crime as an attempted homicide.


According to the police, the wanted person is a 24-year-old Eritrean.

The man was last seen in Bad Essen on Friday evening.

For information on the whereabouts, please contact the Osnabrück police: 0541 / 327-3071 or 0541 / 327-2115 or any other police station.

Mother jumped out of the window in distress

The mother also suffered serious injuries, but these cannot be traced back to the perpetrator's direct attack.

In her distress, the 25-year-old jumped out of a window on the first floor with her 1-year-old son.

In doing so, she sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries to her leg, the child was uninjured.

All were taken to hospitals by the ambulance service and emergency doctors.

The emergency services also looked for the suspect with the help of dogs.

A police helicopter was also used in the search.

It is currently not assumed that the man poses a threat to uninvolved people, it said.