Norwegian tourist bites chunk off man's ear in Berlin train

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12:44 CEST+02:00
Police arrested a Norwegian tourist after he reportedly bit off part of the ear of a man who tried to break up a fight.

Witnesses said that a 43-year-old tourist from Norway started to berate and provoke a German man on Sunday night while on a regional train, according to Berliner Zeitung.

Police reported on Monday that the man’s insults in English led to a physical confrontation between the two men.

A Berlin man, 37, stepped in to try to break up the fight, but the tourist then bit his right ear and tore off a piece measuring several centimetres long.

Other passengers managed to then restrain the Norwegian until the train stopped at Karlshorst station in eastern Berlin and police could arrest him.

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The 37-year-old was bleeding heavily and was taken to hospital.

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