Rotenburg (dpa) - Unknown perpetrators slowed down a car on Autobahn 1 in Lower Saxony and smashed several window panes of the vehicle.

According to witness statements, at least five vehicles surrounded the small car on Sunday evening near Sottrum on the road and brought it to a standstill, the police said.

Subsequently, several occupants got out of the vehicles and smashed several windows of the braked car with fist blows.

In a witness interview, the three occupants of the damaged car stated that there had been disputes and that they had been followed by the vehicles since the start of the journey in Hamburg.

It's just under 100 kilometers from the Hanseatic city to the crime scene.

The trigger of the dispute was initially unclear.

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