Dutch National Detained over Stabbing in Downtown Sofia

Crime | December 15, 2016, Thursday // 12:13
Bulgaria: Dutch National Detained over Stabbing in Downtown Sofia File photo, BGNES

A Dutch national has been placed in detention after attempting to murder a women in the center of Bulgaria's capital Sofia, prosecutors say.

The man, referred to as "H. David, 30", allegedly assaulted the victim and stabbed her near the neck, inflicting her deep wounds on two blood vessels and muscles, breaking her nose and causing another wound on the upper lip, according to the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office.

The development took place at 05:35 local time (EET) on December 12, 2016, on Gurko Str, near the Telephone Hall.

"David" is registered as a Bulgarian resident in the city of Veliko Tarnovo in north central Bulgaria.

The prosecuting authority has said it plans on requesting his permanent detention.

His victim's condition is stable after surgery.

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