Man in critical condition after Christiania assault

Residents of Christiania say that they will hand over identity of assailant to police if he doesn’t turn himself in

A man was brutally assaulted on Pusher Street in Christiania on Saturday night.

The 26-year-old eastern European man was hit repeatedly in the head with a blunt object resulting in a broken skull and bleeding in his brain.

He was first rushed to Bispebjerg Hospital but when the severity of his injuries were made clear he was moved to Rigshospital were he was operated upon overnight.

Christiania residents responded to the incident by calling for the assailant – who they say was a visitor to the freetown like his victim – to turn himself in.

According to Ekstra Bladet, the man’s identity is known by many people in the area but as of this morning there are no reports that he had turned himself in.

The violent incident is the second in less than a week. An Italian man was stabbed outside the entrance on Bådmandsstræde on Thursday. His injuries were not critical and a suspect was quickly apprehended by police in Christianshavn Metro.