On Saturday, a 28-year-old man died after he got into an altercation with two American soldiers at a local amusement fair in western Germany, according to autopsy results released Monday, and was fatally stabbed several times.

Authorities say the man got into a fight during an argument in the early hours of Saturday morning at a fair in Wittlich, a town halfway between Trier and the border with Luxembourg.

It’s suspected that the victim was assaulted by two US soldiers on duty during the scuffle, according to German police. An autopsy found multiple stab wounds in the upper body.

The 28-year-old man bled to death, and the two suspects in the attack, aged 25 and 26, were handed over to US military law enforcement authorities after their arrest, as stipulated in the agreements governing the deployment of NATO forces in the Allied countries.

The two suspects will remain in custody at a US detention site until the investigation is completed, according to a statement from the US air base in Spangdahlem, which is located about 20 kilometers from Wittlich.

According to the local police, the investigation was handled by the Special Investigation Bureau, the investigative body of the US air base.

Neither suspect confessed to the crime, and one of them claimed he had no memory of the incident, Investigation Bureau said.

Both US soldiers visited the exhibition at Wittlich with their friends.

Meanwhile investigations are continuing to determine whether the knife, which was found was used in the stabbing, and according to the police, forensic analyzes are still ongoing for many parts in pursuit of possible evidence.

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