Police arrest man in swastika carving case


German police made an arrest in the case of a teenage girl who had a swastika forcibly carved into her hip by a neo-Nazi gang.

The 17-year-old had been attacked earlier this month in the former East German state of Saxony when she came to the aid of a 6-year-old girl who was being harassed by four men. The teenage victim reported the incident this week, and police were able to find the child she helped as well as arrest a 19-year-old man for his involvement in the attack.

No formal charges have been filed yet.

The 17-year-old said at least two of her attackers were wearing leather bomber jackets with Nazi party emblems, which are illegal in Germany. She said one had Nazi runes tatooed on his finger.

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