An African man attacked and seriously injured a neighbour's child with a knife in Lower Bavaria. The eleven-year-old boy was taken to hospital with deep cuts and stab wounds to his upper body, neck and leg, police reported on Thursday. The child escaped from the house seriously injured after the attack. Thanks to an emergency operation, the boy from Vilshofen (district of Passau) is no longer in mortal danger. Why the 25-year-old man from Eritrea attacked the boy living in the same apartment building on Wednesday was initially unclear. The suspect was arrested immediately after the attack. The police also seized the knife.