Julian Kinzel, member of the Schwerin board, did not go to the police station to make the report; he entered it via the internet.
The hospital which treated him did not make a criminal report. He told the doctor "three perpetrators beat him down and stabbed him around 17 times with a knife." He told the hospital that the three attackers wore clothing typical of "the far right scene."
The federal Left party even said the case was one of "attempted murder". "We are shocked," party explained on Wednesday on Twitter. Federal managing director Matthias Höhn:
"The current case proves in a tragic way once again how dangerous and inhuman right-wing extremism is."
Party leader Katja Kipping said: "The knife attack is horrific and also an attack on democracy".
An attack on democracy?
Julian Kinzel inflicted the wounds himself.
He did not make a police report until the next day and then only via internet submission. The hospital that treated him, contrary to law, did not file a police report either. It is not known if Kinzel will face charges.