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by Mark Zalewski
March 15, 2017
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Police in Berlin are searching for a man cycling around Berlin and throwing battery acid in the faces of multiple women. While there have been five reports involving battery acid, and a sixth unknown substance, police have not officially linked the crimes that are all following a similar pattern.
The women were all walking alone late at night when a man on a bike rode up to them and sprayed them with a liquid.
The latest attack occurred on Monday when a 41-year-old woman was walking in the eastern Prenzlauer Berg district around midnight. She reported that the man was between 35 and 45-years-old, with light skin, medium height and sturdy build. He was wearing a black jacket, trousers, baseball cap with straight brim, a dark belt bag and rode a bike with a distinctive handlebar.
A 27-year-old woman was walking in the eastern district of Friedrichshain in late February, also around midnight, when she was sprayed in the face. Paramedics treated her for serious damage to her eyes.
Acid attacks are a form of gender based violence, usually perpetrated against women. Konstantina Kouneva, currently a member of the European Parliament, had acid thrown on her in 2008.
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