Obergünzburg (dpa) - After the bloody deed in a bus in Bavaria, the suspect is to be brought before a judge. This should decide today whether the 37-year-old has to be remanded in custody.

The police suspect the man of stabbing his wife, who lives separately from him, on Monday in the public bus in the Allgäu. During the act, there were several children on the bus who were apparently on their way home from school.

After the multiple-stab attack on the 27-year-old woman, the man left the knife in the bus and fled. Investigators searched for him with a large contingent and were able to arrest him a little later. The woman came to a clinic with life-threatening injuries shortly after the attack. The doctors could no longer save her.

The alleged perpetrator, an Afghan national, has been known to the police since November 2019. At that time there was an assault by the man on the wife, the investigators reported. The victim also had Afghan citizenship. Both now lived in different apartments.

According to a spokeswoman for the bus company, around ten schoolchildren and four adults were on the bus at lunchtime. The fatal attack took place in the front of the vehicle, the children were in the rear. The bus driver and several passengers alerted the police.

The driver had stopped the bus shortly before entering Obergünzburg in Ostallgäu. About 6500 people live in the small town.

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