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25th May, 2020

Two killed in Deák tér stabbing

A fight ended with the death of two young men on Deák tér in downtown Budapest early Friday morning.

Reports indicate that two groups of young men started a fight on Friday, at around 3:30 a.m. on the downtown square.

In the scuffle, an 18-year-old man stabbed two victims with a knife. As they fell to the ground, a 19-year-old accomplice kicked them several times, while another 19-year-old man stood by.

The two stabbing victims, both young men, died on the scene.

The perpetrators fled the scene and threw away the knife. It was found under a car on nearby Paulay Ede utca.

The fugitives were captured on Nyugati tér ten minutes after the police had arrived at Deák tér.

Police published a video of the arrest of the perpetrators and the crime scene investigation.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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