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Woman beaten by man dressed as the Krampus demon

By Mason White 9:39 AM December 3, 2014
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By: Tanya Malhotra
Police are looking to arrest a man on charges of assault for allegedly attacking a woman while he was dressed as Krampus, police in Austria said.

Salzburg Police said that a 37-year-old woman who was assaulted with a stick during the traditional Krampuslauf parade, was treated at a hospital for severe injuries.

T. Alexandra told police that she suffered severe pain and had to take off from work.

The suspect was dressed as the Krampus demon, and police have warned that violence during Krampuslauf parades are becoming increasingly more common.

600 people participated in the Krampuslauf parade on Sunday night. Alexandra T. and her boyfriend went to the city center to watch the parade.

When her boyfriend went to a toilet, a man dressed as Krampus approached her and hit her leg with his stick. Her boyfriend took her to a hospital and she reported the incident to the police.

Police are looking for the suspect, but so far, no arrests have been made.