Halle (dpa / sa) - A cyclist was harassed and attacked by strangers in Halle.

As a police spokesman said on Thursday, the 25-year-old was waiting at a red light on Wednesday evening when he was spoken to loudly from an adjacent car.

When the cyclist drove on, the car slowed him down.

Two people got off, pushed the man off the bike and hit him.

Then they fled in their car.

The cyclist sustained facial injuries and was hospitalized.

The background was initially unknown.

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