German police chief stabbed, neo-Nazi suspected

Security officials in southern Germany said that they suspect a neo-Nazi was behind a weekend knife attack on the chief of police in the city of Passau who is known for taking a hard line against the far-right. Bavarian interior ministry spokesman Oliver Platzer said that Passau Alois Mannichl suffered stab wounds after he was attacked in his home late Saturday. He said that the 52-year-old police chief told investigators the attacker wished him greetings from "the national resistance" - a slogan used by far-right extremists in Germany. Platzer said that Mannichl successfully underwent surgery and was recovering on Sunday.