Man arrested in Innsbruck on suspicion of kidnap and carjacking

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Man arrested in Innsbruck on suspicion of kidnap and carjacking

A man has been arrested in Innsbruck on suspicion of kidnapping one woman and attacking two others in underground car parks in the space of three days.


On Tuesday, a pregnant woman was attacked. On Wednesday a woman believed to be the 61-year-old daughter of deceased Austrian actor Karlheinz Böhm was kidnapped, and on Thursday another woman was carjacked.

In the most recent incident a man wearing a hooded top attacked a woman in Hötting on Thursday morning and escaped with her grey Ford Fiesta. Police were notified and quickly pursued him. As he was trying to get away the man crashed the car into a wall in the village of Zirl and was arrested shortly afterwards. He ran off into a wooded area and tried to hide but was spotted by the crew of a police helicopter. His victim couldn’t remember what had happened to her and was taken to hospital.

On Wednesday afternoon a witness saw a woman, believed to be Sissy Böhm, being forced into a car in an underground garage and driven off by an unknown man. The driver lost control of the car in Hall and crashed into a fence. He then ran off and the woman was seriously injured in the accident. She’s currently in hospital and has not been able to speak to police - who did not want to disclose her identity. A witness who saw the crash was able to take a photo of the driver before he ran off.

On Tuesday a woman who is seven months pregnant was brutally attacked in an underground car park. A man hit the 34-year-old several times from behind and kicked her in the head. She was treated in hospital for her injuries. 



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