Man Pushes Two Women Off Cliff Near Castle, Killing 1

On June 14th, a 30-year-old man was taken into custody in Germany after pushing two U.S. tourists off a bridge near Neuschwanstein Castle, which was the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty.

According to a police statement, the man encountered two female tourists, 21 and 22, while on a hike. The younger woman was attacked, and the twenty-two-year-old attempted to help her, but then the suspect choked her and pushed her down a slope.

The attacker also attempted to sexually assault the younger woman before pushing her down the 165-foot fall, resulting in her death. It was reported that all three individuals involved were U.S. tourists, and German law prevents the release of any details about them.

Video footage of the suspect being taken away in handcuffs has been circulated online. The suspect was brought before a judge in Kempten and is being investigated for murder, attempted murder, and a sexual offense. The judge has also ordered that the suspect be held in custody until an indictment is made.