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Munich Central Station (symbolic image): Attacker pushed away from his victim

Photo: Peter Kneffel / dpa

A 51-year-old woman in nun's habit intervened in a brawl at Munich's main train station and probably saved a man from worse injuries. The woman pushed the attacker away from his victim, the federal police said.

On Tuesday night, two drunken men got into an argument. A 40-year-old knocked a 32-year-old to the ground and kicked his head.

According to the Federal Police, the woman prevented the thug from continuing to kick. A 34-year-old man eventually assisted them until police arrived.

Both men heavily intoxicated

The 32-year-old suffered a heavily bleeding facial injury. The 40-year-old was arrested. According to the investigation, he had already attracted attention in the past with violent offenses. A breath alcohol test showed 2.5 per thousand for him, 2.4 per thousand for his counterpart.

Based on the clothing of the woman, who was said to be very religious, the officials had initially assumed that the courageous woman was a nun. However, this was not the case, the police headquarters later announced. Nevertheless, "for religious reasons" she wears a habit including a bonnet.