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1,000 men descend on central train station and rape numerous women

By Mason White 2:40 PM January 6, 2016
Scene of the attacks 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after numerous women reported being raped at a central train station during a celebration, police in Germany said.

Cologne police described the attacks that occurred on Thursday, as a new dimension in crime.

The incident began on Thursday evening, when officers received numerous complaints from women who claimed that they were assaulted around the main train station.

The complaints continued to come in until Friday morning.

Witnesses at the scene described the attacks as coming from a group of 1,000 men, who appeared to be of Middle Eastern descent.

60 criminal complaints have been filed so far. Chief of Police Wolfgang Albers said that it seems like women were indiscriminately grabbed and attacked.

The men were reported to be between 15 and 35 years old. So far, police managed to arrest five men, who were also accused of theft.