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British reveler, 35, fights for life after being stabbed at Oktoberfest in Germany

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British reveler, 35, fights for life after being stabbed at Oktoberfest in Germany

  • The tourist, 35, has been left seriously injured and needs emergency surgery
  • Two 18-year-old men were arrested today by German police in Munich
  • One of the teens has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
  • The other was arrested by officers on suspicion of aggravated theft

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A British man fights for his life after being stabbed at Oktoberfest in Germany.

The tourist, 35, has been left seriously injured and requires emergency surgery after sustaining a stab wound in Munich when the famous festival kicked off on September 17.

Two 18-year-old men were arrested in the city today by German police in connection with the stabbing.

One of the teens is incarcerated on suspicion of attempted murder, the second is incarcerated on suspicion of aggravated theft.

Officers searched five homes in Munich to find the weapon.

Visitors attend the official opening of the world's largest beer festival, Oktoberfest, on September 17

Visitors attend the official opening of the world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest, on September 17

The tourist, 35, was left seriously injured after suffering a stab wound during the first weekend of the festival (stock photo)

The tourist, 35, was left seriously injured after suffering a stab wound during the first weekend of the festival (stock photo)

The tourist, 35, was left seriously injured after suffering a stab wound during the first weekend of the festival (stock photo)

Police believe the stabbing is linked to an errant drug deal, according to German media br.de.

The British man is known to have suffered a stab wound to his upper body after being robbed of hundreds of euros, the report adds.

The two suspects allegedly fled after robbing the alleged victim.

It comes as the famous beer festival has returned after a Covid-forced hiatus.

It is estimated that six million people will head to Munich for the event – which runs through October 3 – based on previous annual celebrations.