Irishman killed in Germany suspected of stabbing three people

Wednesday 25 June 2014 20.06
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Donegal man Enda McLaughlin is suspected of stabbing three people
Donegal man Enda McLaughlin is suspected of stabbing three people
Mr McLaughlin is reported to have been hit by a car as he was being chased by police
Mr McLaughlin is reported to have been hit by a car as he was being chased by police
Mr McLaughlin was hit by a car on a motorway outside Cologne
Mr McLaughlin was hit by a car on a motorway outside Cologne
German police at the scene of the death
German police at the scene of the death
Interpol yesterday contacted gardaí to inform them that an Irishman had died in Germany
Interpol yesterday contacted gardaí to inform them that an Irishman had died in Germany

An Irishman who died after he was knocked down on a motorway outside Cologne in Germany is suspected of stabbing three people.

Enda McLaughlin, 27, from Carndonagh in Co Donegal, is reported to have been hit by a car as he was being chased by police.

Interpol yesterday contacted gardaí to inform them that an Irishman had died in Germany in the early hours of Monday.

The man had travelled by taxi from the Dutch city of Heerlen to Aachen in Germany.

It is understood that upon arrival, he stabbed the driver and then fled the scene.

It is alleged he then demanded money from a German national, before stabbing him.

The man hailed another taxi to bring him to Cologne.

The taxi driver dropped him at a lay-by and drove away, after which the man is alleged to have stabbed a third person, a truck driver, who was seriously wounded.

He then ran across the motorway and was knocked down and killed.

All three stab victims were treated in hospital.