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Germany: 3 hurt in apparent racist attack at home

Associated Press Associated Press 7/10/2016

BERLIN — Police say a Liberian man, his partner and her grandson were injured in what appears to have been a racially motivated attack at the man's home in eastern Germany.

Police in Saxony-Anhalt state said two men rang the doorbell at the Liberian's apartment in Merseburg on Thursday evening. Armed with a baton and brass knuckles, they attacked the 44-year-old man and then his 47-year-old partner. The five-year-old child also was hurt in the scuffle.

The assailants left, but one returned after police arrived and made racist comments. Officers then tracked down the other suspect.

Police said Friday both were from Merseburg and were highly intoxicated. The men, one of whom maintained he had wanted to complain about loud music, are being investigated on suspicion of bodily harm and other offenses.

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