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Andreas Hollstein

Merkel ‘horrified’ by knife attack on pro-refugee mayor

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday expressed horror at a near-fatal knife attack against a town mayor, apparently motivated by his pro-refugee stance and which left him with a six-inch neck wound. Andreas Hollstein, 54, mayor of the western town of Altena, was stabbed late Monday at a kebab shop by a man who had loudly criticised his liberal refugee policy. Hollstein said that without two shop employees who rushed to help him, he would "probably not be here today". With a large bandage on his neck…