The member of the Bundestag and state chairman of the AFD Bremen, Frank Magnitz, has been attacked and injured by police in the Hanseatic city. Due to the function of the victim was to assume a political motivation to act, said the Bremen police.

The incident took place on Monday afternoon in the area of ​​the Theater am Goetheplatz. At first, Magnitz himself and his office could not be reached. The AFD national association spoke on Facebook of a "cowardly attack on our country chairman". The police state protection and the public prosecutor's office Bremen have taken up investigations and look for witnesses of the attack.

According to a report of the Weser-Kurier was the politician on the way back from the New Year's reception of the newspaper in the Bremer Kunsthalle. Whether the perpetrators had used weapons and how difficult Magnitz had been injured, is still unclear.