Newspaper carrier accused of stabbing customer to death for complaining about delivery

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The homeowner was rushed to a hospital, but died a short time later.

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A 23-year-old relative of the victim who witnessed the fight grabbed the newspaper carrier and held him until police arrived and arrested him.

Neither man was named in keeping with German privacy laws.


Police said Sunday that the 42-year-old paper man got into an argument with the 51-year-old customer outside the customer’s home Saturday afternoon, and stabbed him multiple times with a knife.

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BERLIN — Police say a newspaper carrier in the northern German city of Lueneburg stabbed and killed a customer who had repeatedly complained about delivery problems.